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Toque Macaque social club on Lion Rock A nice group of very social macaques on Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka where they are very common. Fall,Geotagged,Macaca sinica,Sigiriya,Sri Lanka,Toque macaque Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Toque Macaque social club on Lion Rock

A nice group of very social macaques on Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka where they are very common.

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The toque macaque (Macaca sinica) is a reddish-brown-coloured Old World monkey endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is locally known as the ''rilewa'' or ''rilawa'' (Sinhala රිළවා), (hence "rillow" in the Oxford English Dictionary). It is named for the toque-shaped whorl of hair on its head, rather like the bonnet of the related bonnet macaque.

It lives in troops, sometimes numbering up to 20, and has developed into three subspecies. This is a medium-sized monkey, although it is the.. more

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Uploaded Apr 19, 2017. Captured Nov 30, 2015 07:01 in Exit Walkway, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
  • EX-ZR100
  • f/4.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 7.38mm