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9781575241760

Flying Foxes : Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia

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  • ISBN13:

    9781575241760

  • ISBN10:

    1575241765

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Krieger Pub Co
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Author Biography

Dr Les Hall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland Dr Greg Richards, after a long career with the CSIRO, now works as a wildlife consultant, resolving bat conservation issues for industry and government.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction
1(4)
Historical Background
5(5)
Evolutionary and fossil history
5(2)
Aboriginal representations
7(1)
European discovery and classification
8(2)
Identification and Distribution
10(11)
Flying foxes
10(7)
Tube-nosed fruit bats
17(2)
Blossom bats
19(1)
Notes on distribution
20(1)
Anatomy and Physiology
21(19)
Anatomy of flight
21(7)
Feet
28(1)
Cardiovascular system
29(1)
Skeleton and skull
30(3)
Brain, nervous system and senses
33(7)
Reproduction and Life Cycle
40(8)
Male reproduction
40(2)
Female reproduction
42(1)
Flying-fox life cycles
43(3)
Species variations
46(2)
Mortality and Disease
48(11)
Mortality
48(5)
Predators
53(1)
Parasites
54(1)
Diseases in flying foxes
55(4)
Behaviour
59(9)
Nocturnal behaviour
59(1)
Camps and roosting behaviour
60(4)
Social behaviour
64(1)
Fruit bats and blossom bats
65(3)
Diet and Feeding Ecology
68(17)
Digestive system
68(2)
Diet
70(8)
Plant-flying fox interaction
78(4)
Hypothesis of co-dependence
82(3)
Migration
85(6)
Broad-scale migrations: Influence of food availability
85(2)
Migrations by frugivorous species
87(1)
Migrations by nectarivorous species
88(1)
Migrations by dietary generalists
89(2)
Conservation and Management
91(17)
Current population status
91(2)
Why conserve flying foxes, fruit bats and blossom bats?
93(1)
Management problems and considerations
93(2)
Management---species by species
95(6)
Management options and methods
101(4)
Human use and interaction past and present
105(3)
Rehabilitation and Rearing
108(6)
Feeding and Caring for injured adults
108(2)
Raising orphaned young
110(2)
Weaning
112(2)
Appendix: Native Plant Species Known to be Consumed by Australian Flying Foxes 114(4)
References 118(8)
Glossary 126(4)
Index 130

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