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Adults grow up to 28cm, male and female similar, grey fur on head and darker on lower body, chest fur is dull to rich russet brown/orange. Black hairless wings resembling soft thin leather, wrapped around body when roosting (hanging upside down by hind legs). Fox-like face.
Forested and open areas but with available roosting sites and food trees such as flowering and fruiting plants. Lives in large communal camps, often close to waterways. Will travel many kilometres from main camp site of colony in search of food. Found along eastern areas of Australia.
Spotted on Nov 20, 2013
Submitted on Nov 21, 2013