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White-headed capuchin monkey

Cebus capucinus


It has a distinctive prehensile tail that is often carried coiled up and is used to help support the monkey when it is feeding beneath a branch.


Native to the forests of Central America, the white-faced capuchin is important to rainforest ecology for its role in dispersing seeds and pollen.

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Mel11 4 weeks ago

This young monkey spent quite some time in getting the fruit off the stem then promptly dropped it. Hence its face in the last two pictures!

It's so cute!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Great series Mel11. Love the last image.

Thank you Mel11, Lovely White-headed capuchin monkey, Cebus capucinus... : )

Tukup a month ago

Cute series Mel. Thanks for sharing.

Mel11 a month ago

Apologies. I have changed the identification details. My identification came only from the internet as we don't have wild monies in England! Thanks :-)

Mmmm..... Does that mean I have the ID on my Capuchins wrong, I live in Alajuela and the ID I got for mine in my Garden are White-Headed Capuchin Monkey's, Cebus capucinus They look identical to not know if as you described small.... they looked pretty big to me (some of them, the young ones were small)

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.37, Long: -84.11

Spotted on Nov 11, 2016
Submitted on Mar 20, 2019

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