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Flight Safety Australia : Mar-Apr 2011
M Pteropus conspicillatus33 In fact it's a spectacled flying fox (or Pteropus conspicillatus if you're being formal), one of four Australian flying fox species. Around this time of year, Cairns' spectacled flying foxes are on a mission: thousands of these mammals flying from their camps at dusk to feed on the local paperbark (melaleuca) trees. Pelecanus conspicillatus Wildlife strikes are on the rise. Flight Safety editor, Margo Marchbank, looks at how some airport operators are managing the risk. Is it abirdor aplane? No, it's a ying fox STRIKE ONE: WILDLIFE