A large proportion of these animals relocate in winter and spring, but in 2006, they left up to three months earlier than usual, about a week after Cyclone Larry.
The bats normally roost by day and feed at night, but after Cyclone Larry they were seen in flight and feeding in the afternoon daylight, which suggests that these typically nocturnal animals took greater risks to get sufficient food.
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<table style="border:1px solid;padding:2px; width:310px;" ><tr><td><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/3220/"><img src="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/images/embed/300_0_DA3675.jpg" width="300" alt="Spectacled flying fox" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0; border: 0px;"></a><br/><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/3220/">Spectacled flying fox</a><br />by CSIRO</td></tr></table>
Spectacled flying fox