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Bearded saki Even in captivity these strange looking monkeys are rarely seen, this was a lucky shot, there, then gone again! Chiropotes chiropotes,Geotagged,Red-backed bearded saki,South Africa,Summer,monkeys,primates,sakis,south africa,south america Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bearded saki

Even in captivity these strange looking monkeys are rarely seen, this was a lucky shot, there, then gone again!

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  1. What on earth...that has to be the weirdest monkey I've ever seen. It looks totally bad-ass if I may say so. Posted 4 years ago
    1. It's definitely the beard... Posted 4 years ago
      1. As well as the tail, which is a beard in its own :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Maybe that is why they are so elusive, everyone laughs at them! Shame, their Mothers love them! Posted 4 years ago
  3. This Primate is really high on my wish list:-)! Posted 3 years ago

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The Red-backed bearded saki, ''Chiropotes chiropotes'', is a species of bearded saki, a type of New World monkey, from South America. It is found north of the Amazon River and east of the Branco River in Brazil and the Guianas. It is possible the scientific name ''C. chiropotes'' belongs to the more westernly brown-backed bearded saki, in which case the correct scientific name for the red-backed bearded saki would be ''C. sagulatus''.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Mar 2, 2015. Captured Feb 24, 2015 08:22 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 120mm