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Grey-Headed Flying Fox

Pteropus poliocephalus

Description:

The grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) is a megabat native to Australia. The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat in Australia. This flying fox has a dark-grey body with a light-grey head and a reddish-brown neck collar of fur. It is unique among bats of the genus Pteropus in that fur on the legs extends all the way to the ankle.

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. Colonies are formed in seemingly arbitrary locations. Roost vegetation includes rainforest patches, stands of melaleuca, mangroves, and riparian vegetation, but roosts also occupy highly modified vegetation in urban areas.

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Spotted on Dec 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014

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