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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Determining the population dynamics of the vulnerable Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus requires accurate methods of estimating the age of wild animals. Traditionally, wild juvenile P. poliocephalus have been aged by comparing their forearm measurements to those of known-aged...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Orchardists have used electrified grids, which kill or injure flying-foxes, to “protect” fruit crops. In recent years legal challenges to this practice have been mounted on conservation and animal cruelty grounds. A 2001 Federal Court judgement prohibited use of one 6.4km grid because...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... The Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus , is listed as a threatened species in NSW, Victoria and nationally. The Grey-headed Flying-fox is a key species in maintaining forest ecosystems through the pollination of native trees and the dispersal of rainforest seeds. This threatened...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 310–315.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Michael Vardon; Boyd Simpson; David Sherwell; Christopher Tidemann A small colony (100-5000) of Little Red Flying-foxes Pteropus scapulatusis usually resident at Mataranka Hot Springs in the semi-arid zone of the Northern Territory of Australia between October and February. In 1994-95 this changed...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 76–100.
Published: 17 March 2014
... vulnerability to extinction. Flying foxes are long-lived, seasonal breeders, with a rigid, well-defined breeding season that is largely or wholly genetically determined. Unlike opportunistic, highly reproductive species, such as rabbits or mice, female flying foxes are unable to produce viable young before...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 119–124.
Published: 10 October 2011
...Peter Phillips; Philip Hauser; Mike Letnic This paper reports upon an operation to displace camps of Black Flying-foxes Pteropus alecto using non-lethal methods from the town of Batchelor. The flying-foxes showed a preference for camping in African Mahogany trees Khala senegalensis . Flying-foxes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... in abundance overlain on highly variable day-to-day patterns of roost use. Although the presence of individual, high site fidelity behaviour could not be precluded, the high turnover of flying-fox numbers on a within-tree basis precludes the presence of highly stable social groups, over the duration...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... This study was undertaken to gain some knowledge of Flying-fox (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae) learning ability, using 10 Spectacled Flying-foxes Pteropus conspicillatus in a free-operant conditioning paradigm. The subjects were trained to pull levers for a juice reward in the controlled...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Grey-headed Flying-foxes can be difficult to capture and process in sufficient numbers for population studies, and here we describe a successful method to do both and evaluate its practicality. Over the year 2006/07 (24 nights) we captured and banded with ABBBS bands 466 flying-foxes from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... and with steadily reducing funding for field environmental research, it is unlikely that such monitoring will take place, thus opportunities for some corrective actions will most certainly be lost. We propose to utilise flying foxes, Pteropus spp. , which are large and highly mobile herbivorous megabats...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.036
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Flying-foxes generate polarised responses from the community: from those who are pro flying-foxes and their conservation to those who perceive the animals as disease-ridden pests that are in plague proportions and have no value. Much time is thus spent by wildlife managers in dealing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.032
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Flying-foxes come into conflict with fruit growers when they raid fruit crops in response to limited native food resources. A standard technique used by fruit growers to deter flying-foxes has been to shoot the animals as they enter the orchard. This activity has been regulated by National Parks...