Syconycteris australis

Syconycteris australis

(Queensland Blossom Bat, Common Blossom Bat)

FAMILY

Pteropodidae

Species

Syconycteris australis

Common name

Queensland or Common Blossom Bat

Main colour; forearm

Reddish; forearm 3.8-4.3 cm long

Mature weight

30-50 g

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This little bat can be found in rainforest or gallery forest areas where it feeds on nectar, pollen and some fruits. The fur is light to reddish brown and is paler on the belly. There is no tail. Roosts alone.