Black flying fox

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Black flying fox

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Pteropus alecto

 

Keywords: black

The Black flying fox, central flying-fox is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the black flying fox
A black flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Some facts about the
Black flying fox

Adult weight : 0.672 kg (1.4784 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 20 years

Litter size : 1

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Facts about the black flying fox

The black flying fox (Pteropus alecto) is Australia's largest bat with a wingspan of about four to five feet.

The Black Flying Fox, Pteropus Alecto, is the largest of the flying foxes and is also found in Queensland but has a larger range. (Full text)

Black Flying Fox or Pteropus alecto is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

The Black Flying Fox, Pteropus alecto, is found throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Black Flying-Fox Within New South Wale the Black Flying-Fox (Pteropus alecto) is listed as 'Vulnerable and Rare' through listing on Schedule 2 (Vulnerable Species) of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

Pteropus alecto - the black flying fox - is the largest species in Australia, and, with a wingspan exceding a metre, among the largest bats in the world. (Full text)

Here, a young black flying fox is shown lapping the sweet nectar from a red bottle-brush flower.

The black flying fox is already listed as threatened, while the grey-headed flying fox is currently being considered for listing under the Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The Livingstone's or Comoro black flying fox is the subject of Jersey's second flying fox breeding programme, and the 17 animals brought to Jersey have grown to a colony of 22 animals. (Full text)

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