Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto) on Flickr.
The Black Flying fox is one of 4 species of flying fox in Australia. The Black, the Grey Headed, Little Red and Spectacled FLying fox all belong to the genus Pteropus which holds the largest bats in the world.
A Cicada emerges from its larval case, displaying its adult form. Cicadas may spend years underground before emerging for a brief adult life that may last only weeks.
Skimmer Dragonfly hawking for midges in the afternoon light takes a well deserved and timely break as I walked past with my camera!
Female (from the blue smudge on its neck) Common Flying Dragon (Draco sumatranus) snapped in Sungei Buloh mangroves, Singapore.
The Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) or Flying Lemur isn’t really a Lemur and can’t really fly so we’ll stick to Colugo. What it can do very well however, is glide. Glides of 150m in horizontal distance have been recorded. I personally have seen them swerve trees mid flight. One of two species in the family Dermoptera, the Colugo is spectacularly odd. Photo from Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.
The Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) the most adept of the “flying” mammals, being able to glide up to 150m between trees while searching for young leaves and sap.