Grey-headed flying-fox

  • Sydney’s best known bat
  • Can migrate 1000 km (read more about their nomadic range)
  • From Bundaberg to Melbourne they are one breeding population
  • 30% decline in their population was observed in just 10 years (1990 – 2000)
  • Listed as a threatened species (category “vulnerable”) by two scientific committees

What do they look like?

  • Fur on their heads is grey (more or less)
  • Faces can be almost white
  • Body fur varies from silver grey to black and is soft
  • A mantle of orange fur encircles their necks
  • Fur to their knees distinguishes them from other flying-fox species


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