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Seasonal habitat use by flying-foxes, Pteropus alecto and P. scapulatus (Megachiroptera), in monsoonal Australia

Vardon, M; Brocklehurst, Peter; Woinarski, John; Cunningham, Ross; Donnelly, Christine; Tidemann, Chris


Distributions of flying-fox (Pteropus alecto and P. scapulatus) were examined in relation to use of habitat in the essentially natural landscape of northern Australia. There were differences between the species in terms of the vegetation used for roosting and foraging, which were related to the reproductive cycle and seasonal variation in temperature, rainfall and the availability of preferred foods. Important habitats of P. alecto varied seasonally and included floodplain, mangrove, monsoon...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836901000486


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