Bat species in the Sydney region

Three species of flying-fox are found in Sydney:

Nineteen species of microbats have also been recorded in the Sydney region. (read more)

Flying-fox facts

  • Flying-foxes are the largest of Australia’s bats
  • Flying-foxes are important pollinators and seed dispersers
  • Large numbers are essential for forest pollination and seed dispersal
  • Females have one pup each year
  • Also called fruit bats

Blind as a bat?

Not at all! Read more about bats and their eyesight:

Flying-foxes are very visible visual bats by M Graydon