Native to Australia and southern New Guinea, these night dwellers are harder to spot with a torch or spotlight than most of Australia’s other nocturnal birds. Why? Well not only are they Australia’s smallest nocturnal bird but their large brown eyes don’t reflect the light!
Don’t let their cute little face fool you, the Ghost Bat is Australia’s only carnivorous bat! They eat large insects, reptiles, frogs, birds, small mammals and, sometimes, other bat species!
Never judge a book by its cover – or in this case a bird! The Tawny Frogmouth might look like an owl but they’re actually not one! That’s right, Tawny Frogmouths are more closely related to nightjars. Not sure how to tell them apart? Unlike owls, Tawny Frogmouths lack curved talons.
They might be small in stature, but Bilbies have incredibly powerful forelimbs and claws! Since they’re burrowing animals, their strength comes in handy when they’re digging for food or extending their underground home to avoid being captured by predators.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Feathertail Glider! These high-flying nocturnal mammals can average a gliding distance of about 14m and will usually set flight five times an hour! Phew, talk about a workout!