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Long-tailed Macaque or Crab-eating Macaque

Macaca fascicularis


Long-tailed Macaque's vary in colour from grey to light brown to darker brown fur, with white eyelids and underparts. They have very long tails which they use for balance when leaping between trees. They feed mainly on fruit, but also eat eggs, insects, leaves and flowers, crabs, frogs and octopus.


Long-tailed Macaque's are native to Southeast Asia, preferring forested areas near water and will raid crops and gardens.

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LeanneGardner 9 months ago

Thanks triggsturner. Yes, I could have sat there for hours :)

triggsturner 9 months ago

These guys are always fun to watch. Nice spotting Leanne.

LeanneGardner 9 months ago

Thanks very much for the nomination Ashley, and thank you Mark, Neil, and Maria for your words. I was mesmerised watching these monkeys, thankfully, they were plentiful and turned it on for the cameras. No, no feeding Mark, we were in a rather small boat, I was not even game to move lol.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 months ago

Nice series!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 months ago

The look on that face says mischief! Awesome spotting, Leanne. Congrats on your nomination too .

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 months ago

Good spotting. I hope you weren't feeding them. :D

AshleyT 9 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.47, Long: 118.20

Spotted on Apr 18, 2018
Submitted on Jun 4, 2018

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