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Golden-mantled Howling Monkey

Alouatta palliata


Also known as Mantle Howler monkey, the leave in troops of 10 to 18 individuals, the are mostly they are folivorous but also eat fruits. the length of head and body is 380-580mm, tail length 520-670, weight 3.6-7.6kg .. It is big and chubby. It is mainly black with a long and yellowish coat on the sides of the body. The head is large. The face is bare and black with a beard. The tail is long and prehensile with a bare pad at the bottom, near the tip. Adult males are larger than females, with a longer, prominent beard. The scrotum is white. Females have their first offspring between 40-46 months of age. The gestation period lasts 6 months and births can be dispersed in some years and grouped in others.




Picture taken in the canopy.

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Thanks for all the comments.

armadeus.4 a year ago

Seriously wow! Belated congrats on your SOTD Jonathan! Very well deserved. Thank you for sharing :)

SukanyaDatta a year ago

W-O-W shots. Congrats.

SarahWhitt a year ago

CONGRATS!! Well deserved!! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Fantastic. That second shot does it for me. Congrats.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Great shots! Congrats.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath a year ago

Awesome captures. love the last one

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Jonathan, this impressive Golden-mantled Howling Monkey s our Spotting of the Day!

"This impressive Golden-mantled Howling Monkey (Alouatta palliata) is our Spotting of the Day! Also known as Mantled Howler, it is one of the monkeys most often heard in the forests of Central America. The male's unmistakable booming call is amplified by an enlarged hollow bone located near its vocal chords. Jonathan Sequeira was able to capture close, level shots of a howler from a hanging bridge.
Hear Mantled Howlers calling here: "



LeanneGardner a year ago

Such a great spotting!

This time I was in a hanging bridge. I sometmes climb trees and used platforms

AlbertKang a year ago

Great shots and so close-up!
How do you get up to the tree top to their level?
Saw them during my trip to CR, but so frustrating to get decent pictures of them :(

SarahWhitt a year ago

I can ONLY imagine!! :)

Thanks Sarah, it is so great to see them when you are with them up
in the tree tops

SarahWhitt a year ago

OH....that second shot!!!

Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.34, Long: -84.81

Spotted on Aug 11, 2017
Submitted on Aug 11, 2017

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