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White-faced Money

Cebus capucinus

Description:

This is the most omnivorous monkey in Central America, I have seen them eating fruits insects, caterpillars, small mammals (bats and squirrels) reptile (lizards, small snakes and iguanas) fish ans moluscus. but this is the first time I see them enjoying the water like this one, not only looking for seeds of a palm tree but refreshing itself in a extremely hot day in the rain forest of Tortuguero National park , north caribbean of Costa Rica. This monkey has about one meter long and weight about 3 kilograms, they live in troops of about 20 individuals but they split in small groups to cover their territory.

Habitat:

Rainforest, mangroves, cloud forest, Dry forest.

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1 Comment

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a year ago

Nice spotting, Jonathan...interesting activity.

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 18, 2018
Submitted on Aug 22, 2018

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