General Description

Body fur grey with a golden-orange ring around the neck. Fur on lower legs. Wingspan up to 1 m, body up to 29 cm.


Grey-headed Flying-foxes form large camps near rivers, dispersing at night in search of flowers and fruit. They sleep suspended in trees during the day, often in large colonies, and are often seen flying at dusk. The Grey-headed Flying Fox is the largest bat in Australia and lives farther from the equator than any other fruit bat (family Pteropodidae).


Eastern mainland Australia.


Lowland forest, coastal stringybark, agricultural and urban areas.

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