Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)
The Grey-headed Flying Fox is one of the largest bat species in the world, with a wingspan of up to 1 meter (3.3 feet) and a weight of up to 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds). They roost in Sydney in very large "camps", the most popular one being in Centennial Park in Lachlan Swamp. There is another that I see regularly on the train to the west, just past Clyde Station. Young flying foxes like the one pictured here are swaddled in their mother's wings for protection. You can often tell when there is a young one even when the mother is sleeping from the bulge underneath her wings.
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