To examine the importance of six variables on the detection of foraging flying-foxes: (i) distance from the colony site ( (ii) distance from the Yarra River; (iii) the relative tree density of the municipality; (iv) whether the site was a park or street; (v) whether there was a relatively high or low density of trees at the site; and (vi) whether food was or was not detected at the site.
Type of Study:
The probability of detecting a foraging flying-fox declined with increasing distance from the colony site, but increased with increasing tree cover, and was higher for parks compared with streets and when food was present. Flying-foxes were observed foraging in a number of plant genera that have no species that naturally occur in the Melbourne area.
Response variable :
Presece/absence of flying-foxes
Mcdonald-Madden, E., Schreiber, E. S. G., Forsyth, D. M., Choquenot, D., Clancy, T. F. (2005) Factors affecting Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus: Pteropodidae) foraging in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Australia. Austral Ecol. 30, 600–608.