Flying FoxPteropus poliocephalus

Grey-headed Flying-fox at Wolumla, NSW

Pteropus poliocephalus at Wolumla, NSW - 23 Dec 2017

Identification history

Flying Fox Pteropus poliocephalus 23 Dec 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!
Flying Fox Pteropodidae 22 Dec 2017 PatriciaDaly

Author's notes

Found their way inside fruit tree netting. In haste to release them, forgot to get decent photo.

1 comment

   23 Dec 2017
Hi Patricia, I think it's safe to call this one a Grey Headed Flying Fox as the visible body fur is grey and the distinct golden orange collar looks right. The only other option, on distribution, is a "Little Red Flying-fox with It's reddish brown body fur and less distinct collar.

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Corcorax melanorhamphos at Wolumla, NSW - 10 Oct 2017
Scythrops novaehollandiae at Wolumla, NSW - 8 Oct 2017
Podargus strigoides at Wolumla, NSW - 6 Oct 2017
Ocyphaps lophotes at Wolumla, NSW - 25 Sep 2017
Ardea (Ardea) pacifica at Wolumla, NSW - 26 Aug 2017
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at Wolumla, NSW - 5 Apr 2017
Sceliphron formosum at Wolumla, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Amanita xanthocephala at Wolumla, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Acrobates pygmaeus at Wolumla, NSW - 17 Feb 2017
Pauropsalta sp. at Wolumla, NSW - 2 Dec 2016
TIPULIDAE (family) at Wolumla, NSW - 8 Nov 2016
Hardenbergia violacea at Wolumla, NSW - 11 Sep 2016
Glycine tabacina at Wolumla, NSW - 1 Feb 2016
Lobelia purpurascens at Wolumla, NSW - 1 Feb 2016

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.787017-36.812072
  • Altitude 98.8m
  • Locations Wolumla, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • PatriciaDaly Recorded by
  • 23 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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