What is a flying fox in Australia?

Flying-foxes are nomadic mammals that travel across large areas of Australia, feeding on native blossoms and fruits, spreading seeds and pollinating native plants. Flying-foxes (also known as fruit bats) are the largest members of the bat family.

What is a flying fox?

Flying foxes are the largest bats, some attaining a wingspan of 1.5 metres (5 feet) with a head and body length of about 40 cm (16 inches). Grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus). Flying foxes are Old World fruit bats (family Pteropodidae) that roost in large numbers and eat fruit.

Why are they called flying foxes?

Flying foxes and blossom bats belong in a group scientists call Megabats. They are also often known as ‘fruit bats’ as they love to feed on fruit, flowers and nectar. They were called ‘flying foxes’ because their heads look similar to those of foxes.

What does Fox mean in slang?

US, Slang. a person, esp. a woman, who is attractive, esp. sexually attractive.

What is a group of bats called?

Baby bats are called pups, and a group of bats is a colony.

Is there such thing as a flying fox?

Flying foxes belong to the megabats. There are about 60 species of flying foxes worldwide. These occur in the warm tropical and subtropical climates of countries such as Madagascar, India, New Guinea, Malaysia and Australia. All flying foxes are fruit bats, but not all fruit bats are flying foxes.

What are flying foxes related to?

Pteropus (suborder Yinpterochiroptera) is a genus of megabats which are among the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as fruit bats or flying foxes, among other colloquial names.

Are flying foxes actually foxes?

Flying foxes are bats or, more accurately, mega-bats (big bats). They are commonly known as fruit bats, but their diet is predominately nectar, pollen, and fruit — in that order. They don’t use sonar like smaller, insect-eating bats; only their eyes and ears like us.

What is a group of fruit bats called?

Most fruit bats roost in trees, some of the large species of Pteropus and Acerodon form large groups, these groups are called camps.

What does Foxy mean in slang?

sexually appealing; attractive
Definition of foxy Slang. sexually appealing; attractive. stylish; modish: a foxy outfit. exciting and appealing, as a place, entertainment, or the like.

When a woman is a fox?

One term sometimes used here is silver vixen, as vixen is the word for a female fox and already has the meaning “a sexually attractive woman,” but so far this is much more rare than silver fox. She’s the ultimate in sexy silver vixens.