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Red Tailed Monkey

Cercopithecus ascanius


This little monkey has many common names, red-tailed monkey, also known as the black-cheeked white-nosed monkey, red-tailed guenon, redtail monkey, or Schmidt's guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius) It is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. The red-tailed monkey is usually black, red, or orange. Red-tailed monkeys also have very large, elastic cheeks which are used in gathering food and storing it in their mouths for safety. They are active in the early morning and evening which is characterized as diurnal activity.


Kibale National Park, Uganda

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pamsai 3 years ago

What a face !!

pamsai 3 years ago

Thanks Tukkup, I also just got back to internet-land !

Tukup 3 years ago

Just catching up after being in "no-internet" country for a little bit. These are great shots Pam. Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on the well-deserved SOTD

pamsai 3 years ago

haha, yes ChunXingWong... spectacular nose !

ChunXingWong 3 years ago

Awesome nose!
Great spotting!

pamsai 3 years ago

Thanks Mark...

pamsai 3 years ago

Thanks Neil... always happy to help you smile !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Brilliant spotting Pam. Congrats and thanks.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD, Pam. This is a wonderful spotting, and it makes me smile :)

pamsai 3 years ago

Thank you Daniele for the SOTD for this cute monkey with a remarkable nose... It was really checking me out from the safety of the tree, then it just continued doing its thing after it felt I was no threat ! I watched it for quite a while. Sorry about the mix-up with the Best Wildlife photo. Bit behind on my dates I think ! I have removed it...

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Pam, your Red-tailed Monkey is our Spotting of the Day!

"This distinctive Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius) is our Spotting of the Day! Found in the forests of Central Africa, the red-tailed monkey belongs to the primates family Cercopithecidae, commonly known as Old World Monkeys. Named for the coloration of its tail, it has other distinguishing features such as a white nose and white cheeks, well visible in the portrait shot".



Please note that the 2018 Best Wildlife Photo competition is over. Here is a link to the 2019 mission (it is only for spottings showing interaction between species).

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Kamwenge, Uganda

Spotted on Jul 12, 2014
Submitted on Apr 17, 2019

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