Pteropus conspicillatus

Pteropus conspicillatus

Pteropus conspicillatus

(Spectacled Flying Fox)

FAMILY

Pteropodidae

Species

Pteropus conspicillatus

Common name

Spectacled Flying Fox

Main colour; forearm

Black; forearm 15.7-18.1 cm long

Mature weight

500-850 g

Location

Cairns

Description

This flying fox is readily recognised by the distinctive straw-coloured ‘spectacle-shaped’ rings around the eyes and the straw-coloured fur on the back of the neck and shoulders Chiefly found in rainforest areas where it feeds on blossoms and fruit, but also visits eucalypts for nectar and pollen. Roosts in large camps.