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Scent of a woman, somewhat.. Bonnet Macaque - found this "romantic" Old World Monkey when I was waiting for my turn to go on a wildlife Safari in Tholpetty forest, just after the trek on Brahmagiri Hills, Coorg back on Sep 4th 2013. What's amazing is the co-incidence that I have uploaded this image here exactly a year later - Sep 4th 2014! Bonnet macaque,Geotagged,India,Macaca radiata,bonnet macaque,forest,india,macaque,monkey,tholpetty Click/tap to enlarge

Scent of a woman, somewhat..

Bonnet Macaque - found this "romantic" Old World Monkey when I was waiting for my turn to go on a wildlife Safari in Tholpetty forest, just after the trek on Brahmagiri Hills, Coorg back on Sep 4th 2013. What's amazing is the co-incidence that I have uploaded this image here exactly a year later - Sep 4th 2014!

    comments (4)

  1. Absolutely delightful photo! Are you sure though that this is a Rhesus and not a Bonnet macaque? Posted 8 years ago
    1. Claire, you are right. It is a Bonnet Macaque. I am changing it right away.

      Thank you!
      Posted 8 years ago
  2. It was worth the wait, and now please stick with us and keep sharing wonderful wildlife :) Posted 8 years ago
    1. I'm happy to share my wildlife shots here. Thank you :) Posted 8 years ago

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The bonnet macaque is a macaque endemic to southern India. Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean on three sides and the Godavari and Tapti Rivers along with a related competing species of rhesus macaque in the north. Land use changes in last few decades have resulted in changes in its distribution boundaries with the rhesus macaque, raising concern for its status in the wild.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Sep 4, 2014. Captured Jan 12, 2013 03:02 in Tholpatty - Kutta - Coorg Road, Tholpetty, Karnataka 571250, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO250
  • 77mm