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Grey-headed Flying-foxes

Pteropus poliocephalus

Grey-headed Flying-foxes
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Grey-headed Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus
Australian most visible bats are the the Grey-headed Flying-foxes, especially when they are flying at dust in search of food. During the day they can be seen roosting in the top of trees.

They have been seen at the following locations:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, flying over the Domain, Centennial Park and south to Botany (NSW)
     

  • Ku-ring-gai and Gordon (NSW)
     

  • The Great Lakes, seen around Smiths Lake (NSW)
     

  • Bellingen Island (NSW)
     

  • Melbourne Botanic Gardens (VIC)
     

  • Cape Tribulation (QLD), and many more

Grey-headed Flying-foxes.

Common name Where Found
Flying Fox Species is found along the south-eastern (usually forested areas) of Australia, mainly east of the Great Dividing Range. Found in Bundaberg (southern Queensland) to as far south as Geelong in Victoria.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. poliocephalus
Binomial name: Pteropus poliocephalus

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