To track the foraging movements of Black Flying-foxes
Type of Study:
Black flying-foxes around Brisbane were supplementing their diet with introduced or cultivated resources during a native food shortage, but this may have impacted the health of mothers and young. In general, food sources were exploited until flowering or fruiting ceased, and then bats sought out new foraging sites. The consistency of urban food supplies is highly likely to be a contributing factor to the increasing presence of flying-foxes in urban areas.
Summary statistics (mean and SE)
Response variable :
Movements of species
16 individuals across 49 nights
Markus, N., Hall, L. (2004) Foraging behaviour of the black flying-fox (Pteropus alecto) in the urban landscape of Brisbane, Queensland. Wildl. Res. 31, 345–355.