This is the smallest Flying Fox in mainland Australia, weighing only 300–600 grams (11–21 oz). Generally one colour, most are a reddish-brown although there can be significant variations in colour from light brown through to a deep red.
The most widespread and numerous of all the Australian Flying-foxes. they are less likely to be found in urban or semi-urban locations (unlike their larger cousins). Their range covers a large proportion of the Eastern states, across the North, and in a strip down the North-west coast.
This individual was in care at the Tolga bat hospital in North Queensland. www.tolgabathopital.org. They do great work up there and you should visit if you ever get the chance.