Grey-headed Flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) at a colony hang together on a branch
Grey-headed Flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) at a colony hang together on a branch over the Yarra River (Melbourne).
These bats form part of a colony that was established here in early 2000's by the banks of the Yarra when the colony was moved from Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens. In summer, colony numbers can swell to over 40,000 from a population of around 5,000 over winter.
Yarra Bend Park, Kew, Victoria, Australia.
Little Red Flying Fox hundreds sleeping in a tree at E
Little Red Flying Fox hundreds sleeping in a tree at Elliot Northern Territory Australia smallest flying fox in Australia hang together in clumps rather than separately like the larger flying foxes You will notice this tree has no foliage Elliot town authorities are trying to move them on and defoliating the trees that the million or so roost in but to no avail so far. Date:
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Cairns Heatwave Feature
In a November 27, 2018 file photo, Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue flying fox coordinator Vicki Shephard hold a perished spectacled flying-fox that dropped from an inner-city colony during a heatwave in Cairns. Thousands of heat-stressed bats are dropping from trees and creating a health hazard in far north Queensland, as a record-breaking heatwave blasts the region. (AAP Image/Marc McCormack)