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Black Flying-fox

Pteropus alecto

Description:

Largest flying-fox. Short black fur over whole body, with reddish fur at back of neck

Habitat:

Often camps in mangrove swamps. Camps may be shared with other species. Camps may contain hundreds of thousands of bats.

Notes:

Kinda plague in the Sydney botanical garden :).

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2000, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Oct 12, 2010
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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