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Grey Headed Flying Fox

Pteropus poliocephalus


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.


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.


Pictures taken at Parramatta River flying fox colony

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SeanWeekly 9 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Beautiful series.

SeanWeekly 9 years ago

new picture added!

squaresolid 9 years ago

Amazing creature and great shot!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

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

SeanWeekly 9 years ago

Thanks Lori and Lisa!

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Terrific spotting! Love the megachiropterans.

lori.tas 9 years ago

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

Zulkifly Amir
Zulkifly Amir 9 years ago

the angle and pose is so dramatic

SeanWeekly 9 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 9 years ago

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

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New South Wales, Australia

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

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