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Pteropus poliocephalus

Grey-headed Flying-foxes
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Grey-headed Flying-foxes • Pteropus poliocephalus
CAUTION
Do not touch the Flying Foxes. For public safety, if you find a flying fox on the ground, contact the uniformed horticultural or ranger staff in the Gardens, or by
Ph: 0419270279 (24 hrs)

The Grey-headed Flying-foxes have been seasonal visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens. At night these large bats feed on the flowers and fruits of many native plants, being important in pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds of these plant species.

However, from time to time the bats try to set up camp in the Gardens, as can be seen by looking around the Palm Grove, in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. However, these bats are damaging the trees that they are roosting in, which will result in permanent damage to the trees.
 

Grey-headed Flying-foxes.

Due to this, the Royal Botanic Gardens have been given a licence by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to use non-harmful methods to discourage the bats from roosting here.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Grey-headed Flying-foxes.

Other links - Grey-headed Flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus)

Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station
• Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station, PMB 5, CAPE TRIBULATION QLD 4873
• Ph: +61 7 4098 0063 • Email
• The Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station is an independent research facility operated by the Australian Tropical Research Foundation (AUSTROP) based in Far North Queensland, Australia. They run an environmental information and interpretation facility called The Bat House, to inform visitors to the area, as well as look after the Station's Flying Fox colony.
Flying Foxes on Bellingen Island
• Ph: +61 2 6655 2213 • Email
• Bellingen Island is an excellent place to see and watch Grey-headed flying foxes (and occasionally Little Red flying foxes).
Last flights in the Garden of Death
• The slaughter of Grey-headed flying-foxes by the Melbourne Botanic Gardens as told by scientists, wildlife carers and animal-rights groups.
Australasian Bat Society Inc
• A site whose aim is to promote the conservation of all populations of all species of bats (Order Chiroptera) in Australasia.
Australian Museum Online • Great information about bats in Australia.
Bat Atlas
• Chris Tidemann (Bat Atlas), Department of Forestry, Building 48, Australian National University, CANBERRA ACT 0200 • Email
• Aims to provide up-to-date information on flying-foxes, particularly in Australia.
Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station
• Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station, PMB 5, CAPE TRIBULATION QLD 4873
• Ph: +61 7 4098 0063 • Email
• The Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station is an independent research facility operated by the Australian Tropical Research Foundation (AUSTROP) based in Far North Queensland, Australia. They run an environmental information and interpretation facility called The Bat House, to inform visitors to the area, as well as look after the Station's Flying Fox colony.
Fairfield City • Flying Fox Group of Cabramatta
• Cabramatta Creek Flying Fox Reserve is a significant breeding colony for the grey-headed Flying-fox (pteropus poliocephalus) and corridor for seasonal migration, along the cast coast of Australia, of this species and the little Red Flying-fox (sp poliocephalus).
Flying Foxes on Bellingen Island
• Ph: +61 2 6655 2213 • Email
• Bellingen Island is an excellent place to see and watch Grey-headed flying foxes (and occasionally Little Red flying foxes).
Last flights in the Garden of Death
• The slaughter of Grey-headed flying-foxes by the Melbourne Botanic Gardens as told by scientists, wildlife carers and animal-rights groups.
Sydneybats • Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc • PO Box 607, GORDON NSW 2072 • Email
• A website for bats in the Sydney region of Australia.
Basically Bats Wildlife Conservations Society Inc
• 6146 Fieldcrest Drv, MORROW GA 30260 USA • Ph/Fax: 770 961 4127 • Email
• A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to bats.
Bat World Sanctuary
• Email • Amanda Lollar founded Bat World Sanctuary, the organization’s first sanctuary for non-releasable bats, located in Mineral Wells, Texas.
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