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Foraging ecology of the black flying fox (Pteropus alecto) in the seasonal tropics of the Northern Territory, Australia

Palmer, C, Price, O and Bach, Christine S. (2000). Foraging ecology of the black flying fox (Pteropus alecto) in the seasonal tropics of the Northern Territory, Australia. Wildlife Research,27(2):169-178.

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Title Foraging ecology of the black flying fox (Pteropus alecto) in the seasonal tropics of the Northern Territory, Australia
Author Palmer, C
Price, O
Bach, Christine S.
Journal Name Wildlife Research
Publication Date 2000
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1035 -3712   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0033993687
Start Page 169
End Page 178
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Melbourne, Victoria
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Pteropus alecto uses landscape patchiness at two scales: firstly, between broad vegetation types (i.e. eucalypt open forest/savanna woodland versus rainforest vegetation); secondly, within vegetation types. Radio-collared Pteropus alecto selected foraging sites that were richer in flower or fruit resources than floristically similar sites and moved through the landscape in response to the flowering and fruiting of a number of plant species occurring in different vegetation types. Abundance of P. alecto within four monitored rainforest patches and the outside vegetation fluctuated substantially during the study. Overall, P. alecto was more abundant in the rainforests than in the surrounding vegetation. P. alecto foraged on the flowers and fruit from 23 species in 11 families.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR97126   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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