Wied's Marmoset (Callithrix kuhlii) - Wiki
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[Photo] Wied's Marmoset, Callithrix kuhlii at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a Wied's Marmoset (aka Wied's Black-tufted-ear Marmoset), Callithrix kuhlii, at Des Moines's Blank Park Zoo. Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel and a Canon 70-300/4-5.6 IS USM. Date August 15, 2007. Author grendel|khan (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Grendelkhan | http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Grendelkhan)
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) kuhlii), also known as Wied's Black-tufted-ear Marmoset
, is a New World monkey that lives in tropical and subtropical forests of south western Brazil. Unlike other marmoset
s, Wied's Marmoset
lives in groups consisting of 4 or 5 females and 2 or 3 males (plus children). They are matriarchal, and only the dominant female is allowed to mate. Like other marmoset
s, the offspring are always born in pairs.
This monkey supplements its diet of sap with fruit, nectar, flowers and seeds, as well as spiders and insects. Since these are harvested from the middle and lower part of the forest, Wied's Marmoset
often travels and forages in the company of the Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
, which forages in the canopy.
is eaten by birds of prey
(the Harpy Eagle
, the Gray Hawk
, the Roadside Hawk
and the White-tailed Hawk
), felines (the Jaguar
) and snakes.
is highly social, spending much of its time grooming. It has individually distinctive calls, and it communicates through gestures and olfactory markings as well.
The coloring of Wied's Marmoset
is mostly black, with white markings on cheeks and forehead. It has rings on its tail and black tufts of fur coming out of its ears.
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