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Mono con bonete. Bonnet macaque

Macaca radiata


We stopped to have some lunch by the road and this monkey approached us looking at the bananas we were eating. It is endemic to South India.


Bosque junto a carretera. Wood by the road


Near Madurai

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Isabela thanks a lot for sharing..
Some species have little difference not simply identified.
In my pics I may take this specie..

Isabela 12 years ago

Hi Ashish, Thank you for your suggestion which gave me a push to find out about monkeys in India. When I was doing some research I discovered that monkeys in South India are different species from North India. So a new species for our loved Project Noah: Macaca radiata.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Yes its the same you find in my spotting.. Please mention your observations..

keithp2012 12 years ago

Wow it got so close to you!

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Madurai, Tamil Nādu, India

Spotted on Dec 26, 2006
Submitted on Aug 24, 2010

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