Livingstone’s Flying Fox
The continued loss of large areas of foraging habitat in the lower parts of the Livingstone’s flying foxes elevational range could result in seasonally restricted food availability.
In the dry season, Livingstone’s flying foxes tend to be much more selective on what and where they feed, preferring fig trees, but in the rainy season when more food is available, they feed on a larger variety of fruits.
The Livingstone’s flying fox may have naturally taken advantage of elevational differences in tree fruiting phenology to compensate for seasonal variation in fruit availability. Thus, the loss of large areas of foraging habitat, including all the lower parts of its elevational range, could result in seasonally restricted food availability.
• Image | © Deborah Luffman, All Rights Reserved
• Sources | (Dewey & Long, 2007; Sewall, 2002; Sewall, Young, Trewhella, Rodríguez-Clark, & Granek, 2016; Sewall, et al., 2007; Trewhella, Rodríguez-Clark, Davies, Reason, & Wray, 2001)