Until 1981 it was thought that Golden-tipped Bats were extinct in Australia and only living in Papua New Guinea. However they have since been widely found in eastern Australia but are uncommon.
Golden-tipped Bats roost in abandoned hanging birds nests in rainforest, and in tree hollows in rainforest.
Feeding and diet
Golden-tipped Bats feed almost entirely on orb-weaving spiders. They can hover and fly slowly, which helps them to get through the thick vegetation where they hunt for prey.
Golden-tipped Bats are vulnerable to loss of feeding habitat by forestry operations, and clearing and land degradation from agriculture. Much of its preferred rainforest habitat has already been destroyed.