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Little Red Flying Fox , Collared Fruit-bat
Pteropus scapulatus
Mammal Family :"Fruit-Bats"
Description :Common. Wingspan 60-80cm ; weight 200-500g. A important species for spreading pollen and seeds. Preferred food is eucalypt flowers, will eat leaves, bark, sap and insects. Will raid orchards when preferred food is scarce, but not a serious pest.
Typical Habitat :Nomadic, ranging from tropic and temperate climates, mangroves to the dry inland, inland rivers when paperbarks flower and coastal rivers like the Haughton and Upper Herbert.
Distribution :From north Victoria anti-clockwise around the coast to mid W.A., with a population on Kangaroo Island S.A.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
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