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Flying FoxPteropus poliocephalus

Grey-headed Flying Fox at Lake Burley Griffin Central/East

Pteropus poliocephalus at Lake Burley Griffin Central/East - 8 Mar 2018

Identification history

Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus 20 Mar 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus 9 Mar 2018 SallyandPeter

Author's notes

Sorry about the quality of the photo but I was really surprised at the large number of Flying Foxes at dusk of the lake. I think that id would be impossible. But 'Enlighten' was really good.


CathB wrote:
   9 Mar 2018
We were watching them there last night too and were amazed by the numbers - we must have seen several thousand. Has someone done a count or know where they go?
   9 Mar 2018
They roost in Commonwealth Park. I've tried an informal count and can say there's >1000. I think I have heard of reports of up to 5000 but not sure. I believe someone has been monitoring the population

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2000 Abundance
  • 8 Mar 2018 6:51 PM Recorded on
  • SallyandPeter Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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