Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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South America
Saguinus bicolor Parque do Mndu * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas (Indonesia)
Region : Brazil (South America)
Status : Critically Endangered
Pied tamarin, are New World monkey found in a restricted area in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. Their diet consists of fruit, flowers, nectar, insects, spiders, small vertebrates, and bird eggs. They could weigh up to 428 grams, and with their body measures including the tail, reaching to 42 cm. These monkey lives in groups with 2 to 15 members in one group, where there is little intra-group competition. When there is a young tamarin, the entire group will help take care of the young. But the father will primarily care for it, and would only be turned over to the mother to nurse. Pied tamarin natural predators are small cats, birds of prey, and snakes.
Pied tamarin are threatened by habitat destruction, as well as interspecific competition. Red-handed tamarin are gradually replacing pied tamarin from its historical distribution, therefore threatening the long-term survival of these monkeys.

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