Animal Species:Spectacled Flying-fox

Spectacled Flying-foxes will skim over the surface of water to drink and are sometimes eaten by crocodiles.

Spectacled Flying-fox

GB Baker © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Spectacled Flying-fox

Habitat

Spectacled Flying-foxes roost high on the branches of trees. They roost together in groups often made up of tens of thousands of bats, called camps. Camps are often found in patches of rainforest and swamps as well as mangroves.

Feeding and Diet

Spectacled Flying-foxes appear to favour nectar and pollen of eucalypt blossoms. They also feed on other blossoms as well as native and introduced fruits.

Conservation Status

Spectacled Flying-foxes are vulnerable to loss of feeding areas from forestry operations, clearing of native vegetation and land degradation from agriculture.

Classification

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

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