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Flying Fox (Fruit Bat)


Flying Fox (Fruit Bat)
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Copyright: jim stevens (jimbob) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 17:48
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Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caught this fruit bat in flight, rather large wingspan.
Size 1 kilogram in weight and 1metre in wingspan.

What It Eats: Blossom, nectar, fruit and occasionally leaves of native plants, particularly eucalypts, tea-trees, grevilleas, figs and lilly-pillys.


Gestation / Life Span Gestation period is 6 months. Life span is believed to be up to 12 years in the wild and up to 22 years in captivity.

Habitat Flying foxes inhabit temperate and sub-tropical coastal areas in northern and eastern Australia. Warm, moist habitats including gullies in lowland rainforest, coastal stringybark forests and mangroves, often beside water are favoured.

Common Predators Carpet Python, Goanna, Sea-Eagle, Powerful Owl, Currawong and Raven. Other hazards include human activities and human technology such as powerlines.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2009-12-23 19:39]

Could be a nice photo if it had with better details but this is just like a MS Paint output. Which software are you using to edit photos? It is worth to try with Photo Shop. Nice info by the way.

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