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100,000 Little Red Flying Foxes 100,000 Little Red Flying-foxes return to roost as the sun rises over the tiny outback town of Duaringa. A keystone species of Australia, flying foxes play an ecologically paramount role in the region as forest pollinators. Naturally nomadic, Little Reds follow the flowering eucalypt as it seasonally blossoms across Australia. Australia,Eucalyptus,Geotagged,Little red flying fox,Pteropus scapulatus,australia,bat,flying fox,outback,pteropus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

100,000 Little Red Flying Foxes

100,000 Little Red Flying-foxes return to roost as the sun rises over the tiny outback town of Duaringa. A keystone species of Australia, flying foxes play an ecologically paramount role in the region as forest pollinators. Naturally nomadic, Little Reds follow the flowering eucalypt as it seasonally blossoms across Australia.

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  1. What an amazing sight that must be. Posted 6 years ago
  2. And they clean up insects, rights? Anyway, awesome perspective on a great natural event. Promoted. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Actually, flying-foxes eat fruit, nectar and pollen exclusively. Microbats are the insect eaters! Posted 6 years ago
      1. My bad, sorry Posted 6 years ago
  3. Too cool! Posted 5 months ago

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The little red flying fox is a species of megabat native to northern and eastern Australia. With a weight of 280–530 grams it is the smallest flying fox in mainland Australia .

Similar species: Bats
Species identified by stevendershankar
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Uploaded Apr 17, 2014. Captured in LOT 20 Capricorn Highway, Duaringa QLD 4712, Australia.