Bird Families

Gray-capped Palm Tanager / Phaenicophilus poliocephalus

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Image for news Photo contest "Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012" from 10/25/2012

The gray-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) is the largest bat species in Australia. Now in nature there are only 300 thousand individuals of this species. Among the main reasons for the disappearance of flying foxes are loss of habitat, climate change and human destruction. Photographer Ofer Levy spent several days at Parramatta Park in New South Wales to capture their unusual drinking habits. “At dusk, a flying fox flies over the reservoir, touching the water surface with its chest and stomach. Flying away, she licks the drops of water from her skin, ”says the photographer. To take this shot in daylight, the photographer had to sit in the sun all day in the hope that the flying fox would want to drink and dare to fly to the reservoir during the day. (Ofer Levy / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012)

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