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Large-eared Flying-fox

 
Introduction:

In Australia, Large-eared Flying-foxes are restricted to northern islands off Torres Strait, but they are widespread around coastal New Guinea.

Habitat:

Large-eared Flying-foxes roost in trees, hanging high and low, from branches that are high in the canopy to ones that are partly submerged at high tide.

Feeding and Diet:

Large-eared Flying-foxes feed on a variety of fruits and blossoms, including the flowers of coconut palms.

Conservation Status:

Large-eared Flying-foxes are vulnerable to loss of feeding areas by clearing of native vegetation.