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Zanzibar Sykes' monkey

Cercopithecus mitis albogularis

Description:

The Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey is a subspecies of the Sykes’ monkey endemic to Zanzibar. It has a grizzled coat, a large white patch on the throat and upper chest, a brownish back and striking orange eyes. Spotted here in the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park.

Habitat:

Costal rainforest.

Notes:

This Sykes’ monkey is one a of a pair I tried to follow for a few minutes in the Jozani rainforest. More reclusive and shy than their Zanzibar counterparts the red colobus monkeys (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/575...), they stayed in the canopy and never came to the ground. This subspecies of the Syke’s monkey is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN, although it is likely to be declining in non-protected areas due to habitat loss and degradation. This is my second encounter with this species in Zanzibar. For last year’s spotting see http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/600...

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15 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

You're welcome Berndt. I have more to add to the mission, but as at the moment you can only add existing spottings to new missions by editing them one by one, it'll take a bit longer:-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks LauraMaria!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

Great series Daniele, such cute monkeys! I agree with the others, the eyes are gorgeous!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Atul! Seeing these primates in the wild is a privilege. The least I can do is share every detail :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Meik!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

yes i do Daniele they are beautiful
its a very good practice that you enter all the minute details of the spottings you encounter , one can actually visualize the scene ,thanks .

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Beautiful series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Atul! Don't you love the eyes? The monkey is looking at his/her mate on first shot.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great expressions!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely as usual

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely series and great info.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Dan! The eyes (and the noise) was what gave them away...

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Love the orange eyes!

DanielePralong
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DanielePralong

Tanzania

Spotted on Aug 13, 2011
Submitted on Nov 1, 2011

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