The Spectacled Flying Fox is a very dark coloured large bat with light brown fur around the eyes like spectacles.
Head and body length 23cm
Roosts in tall trees in swamps and rainforests. Colonies may have thousands of bats. The bats leave the colony at dusk to feed at night.
blossoms of rainforest trees. Also feeds on cultivated plants such as mangoes. Bats can drink on the wing by skimming low over the water.
A single young is born between October and early December.
tropical east cost of Queensland
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Spectacled Flying-fox|
Relatives in same Genus
Black Flying-fox (P. alecto)
Grey-headed Flying-fox (P. poliocephalus)