Animal Species:Christmas Island Flying-fox

Christmas Island Flying-foxes are often seen flying and foraging during the mid-afternoon. They are one of the few species of bats that are active during the day.

Standard Common Name

Christmas Island Flying-fox

Habitat

Christmas Island Flying-foxes roost in rainforest trees in camps of up to several hundred.

Feeding and Diet

Christmas Island Flying-foxes eat the fruit and blossom of rainforest trees, including the flowers of coconut palms.

Conservation Status

Christmas Island Flying-foxes are vulnerable to loss of feeding and roosting habitat.

Classification

Species:
melanotus
Genus:
Pteropus
Family:
Pteropodidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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