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|Commonly called flying foxes or fruit bats.|
Some 850 species world wide they are second largest mammalian order in the world second to the rodent.
These rely on sight and smell to hunt and eat fruit,
normal bats use sonar and are omnivorous.
Wingspan for these can be up to a meter in length.
They generally have one pup in the spring and by early summer can take their first flights.
They tend to congregate together and in the evening at sunset can have massive flyouts. An area here along the Brisbane river has this event.
They can also be seen through out the city however usually hidden in the trees. This pair of a few hundred were hanging around in Sydney at the botanical gardens. The top one seems to be hanging by one "hook".
They took a glimpse at me while I took the pic.
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