Grey-headed Flying Fox

Grey-headed Flying Fox

Pteropus poliocephalus

Grey-headed Flying Foxes roost in trees – sometimes underneath Black Flying Foxes. Males and females often roost separately.

As the name suggests, the head of the flying fox is silver-grey. Shoulders are rusty orange fur with black opaque wings.

The Flying Fox uses sight and smell to locate food. Their diet consists of fruits and flowers and the colony will fly out at dusk to feed and return in the morning to sleep.

Males and females mate in autumn with a single young born in spring. Babies, up until about one month old, are completely dependent. At two to three months old these young bats will fly out and begin to feed independently.