Grey-headed flying foxes

Grey-headed flying foxes

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Grey-headed flying foxes. Colony of grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) roosting in a tree. These large bats have a wingspan of up to 1 metre and may weigh as much as a kilo. They feed on nectar and fruit, and are an important agent of pollination and seed dispersal. Photographed at Yarra Bend, Melbourne, Australia.

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