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L'Hoest Monkey

Cercopithecus lhoest

Description:

C. lhoesti has a short, dark brown coat, with a chestnut color across the back and a dark belly. Its cheeks are light gray with a pale moustache. It has a characteristic and prominent white bib, In body length it is 12.5 to 27 inches (32 to 69 cm), with a 19-to-39-inch (48 to 99 cm) tail. The male weighs about 6 kilograms (13 lb), while the smaller female weighs 3.5 kilograms (7.7 lb). Its tail is long and hook-shaped at the end. They are born fully-coated and with their eyes open.

Habitat:

L'Hoest's monkey occurs in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and western Uganda.[5] It is a forest monkey, which is typical of the moist and high primary forests. It will occupy a range of different kinds of forested areas, including gallery forest, mature lowland rain forests, wooded savanna at mountain slopes, and forest borders

Notes:

Spotted these cool looking monkeys in Kalinzu forest reserve. I love their white furry neck and burgundy backside. They weren't the easiest monkeys to find or photograph.

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2 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks so much Antonio. Yeah, many people have great spottings hidden deep in their pages. I appreciate you taking the time to dig through mine.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 5 years ago

beautiful Dan,you have hundreds of spottings hiden in your spotting page:)i'am in a mode of go to se peoples hiden spottings in ther pages,it's incredible that some spottings never come to" ligth",your work is fantastic Dan,thanks for sharing

Kasese, Uganda

Lat: -0.42, Long: 30.08

Spotted on Jan 16, 2009
Submitted on May 16, 2011

Spotted for mission

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