To provide information relevant to an assessment of the conservation status of Grey-headed Flying-foxes in New South Wales by describing the distribution and abundance of the species at a time when food resources were limitedin species composition and distribution, andthe population in the state was concentratedinto small areas
Type of Study:
During July 1998 food shortages 99% of GHFF in NSW occurred in 9 coastal camps. Total NSW population at this time estimated to be 85,400.
Grey-headed Flying-foxes are vulnerable to population decline from the ongoing clearing of their critical over-wintering habitat in lowland coastal vegetation in north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland. These results support their listing as Vulnerable in the 1999 Action Plan for Australian Bats.
Coastal NSW north of Sydney.
Response variable :
Counts of species
Eby, P., Richards, G., Collins, L., Parry-Jones, K. (1999) The distribution, abundance and vulnerability to population reduction of a nomadic nectarivore, the Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus in New South Wales, during a period of resource concentration. Aust. Zool. 31, 240–253.