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White-faced Capuchin eating a scorpion

Cebus imitator ( C capucinus )

Description:

To me, the most omnivorous of the primates in Central America, they feed on insects, larvae, small mammals, crustacean, fish, small reptiles, and in this case, I saw one catching a scorpion that fell from a tree, followed it, in the forest floor, the monkey caught him, and immediately began the intake, I could not take a picture of the moment of the hunt because it was very fast. I found it interesting that the monkey did not cut the stinger to eat it.

Habitat:

Rainforest of the neotropics , Dry , rain and Cloud forest, farms and open areas

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5 Comments

Machi
Machi 8 months ago

Congratulations Jonathan Sequeira, your White-faced Capuchin Eating a Scorpion tied for third in our 2019 Best Wildlife Photo competition, mammal category!

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Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

So nice that you could capture at least part of the scenario! I had no idea that they ate scorpions.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Super series. He could use the last bibt for a tooth pick.

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

“Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated”

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Great series!!!

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 10, 2019
Submitted on Nov 10, 2019

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