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Grey-headed Flying-fox at Pambula, NSW

Pteropus poliocephalus at Pambula, NSW - 15 Feb 2019
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Pteropus poliocephalus 15 Feb 2019 Leo

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3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   16 Feb 2019
wow! ... have they recently moved in?
   17 Feb 2019
Interesting that they've appeared at Panboola. The trees must have just got big enough for roosting. Their usual hang-out down that way is in a gully south-west of Pambula. They really do seem to be getting more urban in their camp preferences. We helped with the Bega camp count last night - about 25,000 was the estimate, with most flying out northwards towards Mumbulla Mtn or south-west. Fortunately they all managed to get away before the fireworks started going off at the Bega Show!
Panboola wrote:
   19 Feb 2019
We first noted the flying foxes appear here this year on Jan 31. We have observed them on site only once before - about the same time of year in 2017 and they stayed around for 6 weeks. We'll be keeping an eye on this years visitors to see how long they stick around!

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Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Pambula, NSW - 26 Jan 2020 by Leo
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Pambula, NSW - 2 May 2019 by Leo
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Pambula, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Pambula, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by Leo
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Pambula, NSW - 6 Jan 2019 by harris1737
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Pambula, NSW - 10 Apr 2018 by Leo
Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Pambula, NSW - 4 Apr 2018 by Leo
Zapornia pusilla (Baillon's Crake) at Pambula, NSW - 30 Sep 2017 by Leo
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Pambula, NSW - 13 Aug 2017 by RossMannell
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Pambula, NSW - 30 Apr 2017 by JanetRussell
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Pambula, NSW - 28 Apr 2017 by JulesPhotographer
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Pambula, NSW - 28 Apr 2017 by JulesPhotographer
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Pambula, NSW - 28 Apr 2017 by JulesPhotographer
Melaleuca ericifolia (Swamp Paperbark) at Pambula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by mstevenson
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Pambula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by mstevenson

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 15 Feb 2019 09:13 AM Recorded on
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