Old World Fruit Bats

Pteropodidae

Black Fruit-bat

Pteropus alecto HB 185–280mm; FA 153–191mm What does it look like? Predominantly black, occasionally with white flecks on belly fur, and often with reddish-brown fur on rear of neck. Eyes reddish, with faint reddish-brown eye-rings visible in some individuals. Where is it found? Northern Australia (including offshore islands), from around Carnarvon, WA, through northern NT, northern and...

Grey-headed Fruit-bat

Pteropus poliocephalus HB 220–280mm; FA 152–177mm What does it look like? Fur greyish-black on back, paler grey on face and belly, generally heavily flecked or dusted with silverish-grey, and with some reddish-brown on belly. Full collar of reddish-brown fur. Where is it found? Coast, ranges and slopes of southern and eastern Australia, from around Mackay Qld, through NSW and Vic, to sou...

Little Red Fruit-bat

Pteropus scapulatus HB 120–200mm; FA 116–140mm What does it look like? Fur pale brown to rich reddish-brown, often becoming more greyish on head, and occasionally with yellowish patch on neck and shoulders. Exposed skin reddish-brown, and wings largely transparent in flight. Where is it found? Broad coastal and inland band (including several islands) from central Vic, through NSW, Qld...