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