Long Tail Macaque (Macaca Fascicularis)

Long Tail Macaque (Macaca Fascicularis)


Appearance : Body fur varies from grey to reddish brown, with a lighter coloured underside. The macaques often have a noticeable pointed crest on the head where the hair grows backwards. Their face is pinkish, Male have cheek whiskers and mustache. Females have beard. Also known as the Crab-eating Macaque.

Diet : Omnivorous – Fruit makes up 64 % of their diet, with seed, buds, leaves and animal prey (frog, insects and crab) They may also raid crop.
Home Range : 25 to 200 Ha.

Habitat : Very adaptable to a wide range of habitats including mangrove and swamp forests, they can also be found in agriculture areas near secondary growth, secondary forest and primary forest. Has been reported to live elevations up to 1,000m in Sumatra.

Distribution : This species occurs in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India (Nicobar Island), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.Behaviour and Ecology : Diurnal and semi-terrestrial. They are good swimmers and will jump into water from nearby trees. They live in multi-male multi-female groups of 10 to 100 individuals.




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