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Siamang Gibbon

Symphalangus syndactylus

Description:

Siamang's are the largest of the lesser-apes, and twice the size of other gibbons. Thanks to their large throat sac (called a gular sac), their call can carry for more than 2 kilometers and is frequently heard while walking in the forests of the Kerinci Seblat National Park. Usually their singing starts around 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning and can last until midday.

Habitat:

Seen at the foot of Sumatra's Mt. Kerinci, the highest volcano in SE Asia, in the Kerinci Seblat National Park.

Notes:

Check out this amazing youtube clip to get a real appreciation for the Siamang's call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZbKgmQuy...

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luke.mackin
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luke.mackin

Jambi, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

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