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1 Grey-headed Flying-fox at Pambula, NSW

Pteropus poliocephalus at Pambula, NSW - 15 Apr 2019
Pteropus poliocephalus at Pambula, NSW - 15 Apr 2019
Pteropus poliocephalus at Pambula, NSW - 15 Apr 2019
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Pteropus poliocephalus 25 Apr 2019 JulesPhotographer

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Thousands of these gorgeous animals at Panboola recently, a wonder to watch! Photos were taken at around 4.30pm, many were preparing for flight, and a night spent feeding.

3 comments

   25 Apr 2019
Hi Jules, Max and I were there yesterday and the numbers don't seem to be diminishing. I assume now that the planted eucs there are big enough to accommodate them this site is more convenient for feeding on the red bloodwood, which tends to be concentrated in the southern end of the shire, than is the Bega camp. Maybe they'll move north again when the spotted gum takes over from the bloodwood.
   30 Apr 2019
Hi Jackie, it has been wonderful to have them in Panboola. I see them heading out post-dusk, from my cabin in Bald Hills and wondered where they were heading! I also hear a few squabbles locally through the night, so there must be red bloodwood somewhere close-by to where I am. Large groups seem to be heading in a slight nth-westerly direction from Panboola, beyond Bald Hills, although there seems to be less doing so over the last week and a half.
   2 May 2019
I'm told ironbark is flowering up near Bermi at the moment too, though I haven't seen it myself. Could be that down your way too (usually bloodwood on sandy soils and ironbark on clay soils). We used to hear them in our orchard polishing off the fruit, but this year the hungry parrots got down on it while it was still green, leaving nothing for the flying foxes, or us.

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Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Pambula, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by Leo
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Pambula, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 by Leo
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Epidesmia tryxaria (Neat Epidesmia) at Pambula, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by stephskelton80
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Pambula, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by stephskelton80
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Pambula, NSW - 18 Apr 2018 by RossMannell
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Pambula, NSW - 18 Apr 2018 by RossMannell
Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Pambula, NSW - 18 Apr 2018 by RossMannell
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Pambula, NSW - 18 Apr 2018 by RossMannell
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Pambula, NSW - 10 Apr 2018 by Leo
Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Pambula, NSW - 4 Apr 2018 by Leo
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Pambula, NSW - 13 Aug 2017 by RossMannell
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Pambula, NSW - 28 Apr 2017 by JulesPhotographer
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Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Pambula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by Leo
Himantopus leucocephalus (Pied Stilt) at Pambula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by Leo
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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 15 Apr 2019 08:08 AM Recorded on
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