BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF SPECTACLED FLYING FOXES
The table below provides a lot of information about the Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus). We have worked with this species since 1990 and know their behaviour on the Atherton Tablelands very well, particularly in the Tolga Scrub. Tolga is the only permanent camp on the Atherton Tablelands and the most important maternity camp on the Tablelands. Large influxes of Little Red flying foxes arrive most years in September, often causing the Spectacleds to move to a different part of the Scrub.
The CSIRO team led by Dr David Westcott has contributed greatly to what we know about the biology and ecology of Spectacled flying foxes in the Wet Tropics of far north Queensland, and the drier inland. Their tracking studies have shown that like all flying foxes they are highly mobile, albeit in a much smaller range.