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.
Fruit Bats / Common Flying / Large Flying Fox
Fruit Bats / Common Flying / Large Flying Fox - Hanging from tree, with baby (Pteropus vampyrus). Vietnam. Distribution: S. Burma - Java, Philippines, Borneo, Timor. The largest Bat in the world.
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Colony of Grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus)
Colony of Grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus). This Melbourne colony was moved in 2003 from the Botanical Gardens where they had taken up residence, with results not beneficial for the gardens. They take off each dusk and head out to feed throughout the suburbs of Melbourne, returning at dawn. Yarra River, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia