Sunday, 30 November 2014

Grey-headed flying fox

A Grey-headed flying fox colony in South East Australia.  



The colony had about 100 members - most hanging upside down on the top of a couple of nearby trees, each about an arms length away from the other, the wings wrapped around them.  

This was a mixed-sex summer colony - in winter, the colony will split into same-sex colonies.

These are quite large - unique to this country - and different to the micro-bats of Europe and America.  
This fellow has unfurled its wings to cool down.















Peter Quinton
Palerang
November 2014

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