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Grey Headed Flying Fox

Pteropus poliocephalus

Description:

The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat in Australia, It relies on sight to locate its food (nectar, pollen and native fruits) and thus has large eyes.

Habitat:

Grey-headed flying foxes live a variety of habitats including rainforests, woodlands and swamps.During the day individuals reside in large roosts (colonies or 'camps') consisting of hundreds to tens of thousands of individuals.

Notes:

Pictures taken at Parramatta River flying fox colony

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11 Comments

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Beautiful series.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

new picture added!

squaresolid
squaresolid 8 years ago

Amazing creature and great shot!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Really great shots Sean! Is this with the new camera? If it is we are all in for a real treat.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Thanks Lori and Lisa!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Terrific spotting! Love the megachiropterans.

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Awesome shots. I've only ever seen them at dusk, when getting a photo is a mite difficult. Well done.

zulkifly
zulkifly 8 years ago

the angle and pose is so dramatic

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Ha ha Thanks Jackie, This was taken with my new camera today. You need to have your camera on a high ISO setting around 400 which will allow you to have a quicker shutter speed around 1250th of a second. And there we go.

JackieLouWho
JackieLouWho 8 years ago

wonderful spot! how does one even go about capturing a picture like this!?

SeanWeekly
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SeanWeekly

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 11, 2012
Submitted on Sep 11, 2012

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