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The spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) is a species of Pteropodidae of northeastern Queenland, Australia and New Guinea, as well as nearby islands. They inhabit rainforests where they feed on fruits and flowers, roosting in the upper and middle canopy to sun bathe with their colonies. Males are likely polygynous and females give birth to a single pup each year from October to December. The young are nursed for five months and are left in nursery trees upon weaning. As they grow, they begin to follow the colony in the air over increasing distances, parking in other nursery trees together.

The spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) is a species of Pteropodidae of northeastern Queenland, Australia and New Guinea, as well as nearby islands. They inhabit rainforests where they feed on fruits and flowers, roosting in the upper and middle canopy to sun bathe with their colonies. Males are likely polygynous and females give birth to a single pup each year from October to December. The young are nursed for five months and are left in nursery trees upon weaning. As they grow, they begin to follow the colony in the air over increasing distances, parking in other nursery trees together.

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