Animal Species:Large-eared Flying-fox

In Australia, Large-eared Flying-foxes are restricted to northern islands off Torres Strait, but they are widespread around coastal New Guinea.

Standard Common Name

Large-eared Flying-fox

Habitat

Large-eared Flying-foxes roost in trees, hanging high and low, from branches that are high in the canopy to ones that are partly submerged at high tide.

Feeding and Diet

Large-eared Flying-foxes feed on a variety of fruits and blossoms, including the flowers of coconut palms.

Conservation Status

Large-eared Flying-foxes are vulnerable to loss of feeding areas by clearing of native vegetation.

Classification

Species:
macrotis
Genus:
Pteropus
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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