Margaux,
our White Faced Capuchin

DESCRIPTION

The white-fronted capuchin*  is found in a variety of forest types, throughout the Amazon, is known to an altitude of 1,500–2,000 m (0.93–1.2 mi).

* Also known as White-Faced Capuchin or White-Throat Capuchin.

HABITAT

It occurs in eastern and southern Africa in open, mountainous country.

It is quite commonly found in small towns and villages as long as there are mountains or hills for roosting and nesting relatively nearby.

Nests are a bowl of sticks lined with grass hair and wool found mainly on a cliff ledge but will occasionally nest in a tree.

There are usually 3-5 eggs laid.

DIET

All species of capuchin tend to have a rather similar diet in broad terms; they are omnivores, eating fruits and small invertebrates, small vertebrates and birds’ eggs, which they forage at all levels of the forest, frequently descending to the forest floor.

It is extremely good at manipulating objects, and spends a great deal of time examining dry leaves from which it collects invertebrates.

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

white faced capuchin

CONSERVATION STATUS

lc-red-list-status