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Spectacled Flying Fox

Pteropus conspicillatus

Description:

Adult head and body length is up to 25 cm, weight 400g – 900g. A large black flying fox has pale yellow or straw-colored fur around its eyes. The mantle is pale straw colour and extends across the back, neck, and shoulders. Some have pale yellow fur on the face and top of the head. Markings can vary significantly between individuals.

Habitat:

Generally Spectacled Flying-foxes are found in dense rainforests. They prefer to roost in the middle and upper canopy. These individuals were in a colony not far from Atherton.

Notes:

These two juveniles were photographed at the Tolga Bat Hospital. They were abandoned or orphaned after their mother was affected by paralysis ticks. They are among hundreds saved every year, released back into the wild when they reach the right age / weight. They are a threatened species.

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9 Comments

Steve A
Steve A 7 years ago

Added as the first entry in the Threatened Species Mission

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

How cute! :)

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

They are both juveniles, one has his wing wrapped around the other

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Are these cubs wrapped inside mama's wing..?

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

These bats are beautiful and threatened! Please support the work of the bat hospital www.tolgabathospital.org

Pino
Pino 10 years ago

lovely eyes they have.

ToriMiller
ToriMiller 10 years ago

How sweet!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Wow, that is a great post. Information is great, and picture is very captivating.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Good picture and information!

Steve A
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Steve A

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 5, 2011
Submitted on Jun 15, 2011

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