Pteropus alecto

Pteropus alecto

Pteropus alecto

(Black Flying Fox)

FAMILY

Pteropodidae

Species

Pteropus alecto

Common name

Black Flying Fox

Main colour; forearm

Black; forearm 14-19 cm long

Mature weight

800-1000g

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

The black flying fox is a noisy animal who gives the impression of being confident. Colonial roosts in large camps often in mangroves and may be heard at night or seen flying at dusk or when returning to camp. Body is black but belly may be grey, reddish patch on back of head and on neck, fur absent on lower legs.

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