Common blossom bat
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The common blossom bat, Syconycteris australis, also known as the southern blossom bat or Queensland blossom bat, is a megabat in the family Pteropodidae.
The common blossom bat feeds mostly on nectar and pollen rather than fruit. They are only 60 mm long, and this small size most likely aids them in collecting pollen and nectar. S. australis changes roosts daily, unlike many of the larger species. The common blossom bat's only enemy is the honeybee. It is one of eight Pteropodidae species in Australia. It is the smallest of all fruit bats.
- Law, B.S., 1993. "Roosting and Foraging Ecology of the Queensland Blossom Bat (Syconycteris australis) in North-eastern New South Wales: Flexibility Response to Seasonal Variation", Vol. 20, pp. 419–431.
- DEC 2005, "Eastern Tube-nosed Bat – profile". Department of Environment and Conservation, accessed 7 September 2006 from .
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