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Pygmy marmoset, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I&#039;ve included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn&#039;t actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
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I&#039;m unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html" title="Pygmy marmoset sap tree, Putumayo, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/74102_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=eQjicN6rom%2Bm1oZISr6pWFHbiZc%3D" width="126" height="152" alt="Pygmy marmoset sap tree, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I&#039;ve included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn&#039;t actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
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I&#039;m unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74103/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_1_putumayo_colombia.html" title="Pygmy marmoset - closeup 1, Putumayo, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/74103_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=35rRIFh6FzvgRV%2Be9X9ohcTU370%3D" width="200" height="188" alt="Pygmy marmoset - closeup 1, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I&#039;ve included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn&#039;t actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
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I&#039;m unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74105/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_2_putumayo_colombia.html" title="Pygmy marmoset - closeup 2, Putumayo, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/74105_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=ko5%2FM%2FjySCYeUXAGv2fieRhyJYw%3D" width="110" height="152" alt="Pygmy marmoset - closeup 2, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I&#039;ve included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn&#039;t actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
<br />
I&#039;m unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74103/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_1_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74106/pygmy_marmoset_-_perched_putumayo_colombia.html" title="Pygmy marmoset - perched, Putumayo, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/74106_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=75yZ7rf1gZ%2Fwf8CUZIkIlFr7jEg%3D" width="200" height="166" alt="Pygmy marmoset - perched, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I&#039;ve included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn&#039;t actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
<br />
I&#039;m unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74103/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_1_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
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Pygmy marmoset, Putumayo, Colombia

In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I've included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn't actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach.

I'm unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.

Pygmy marmoset sap tree, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I've included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn't actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
<br />
I'm unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74103/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_1_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74105/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_2_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74106/pygmy_marmoset_-_perched_putumayo_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World

Pygmy marmoset - closeup 1, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I've included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn't actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
<br />
I'm unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74105/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_2_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74106/pygmy_marmoset_-_perched_putumayo_colombia.html Cebuella pygmaea,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,Pygmy marmoset,South America,World

Pygmy marmoset - closeup 2, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I've included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn't actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
<br />
I'm unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74103/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_1_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74106/pygmy_marmoset_-_perched_putumayo_colombia.html Cebuella pygmaea,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,Pygmy marmoset,South America,World

Pygmy marmoset - perched, Putumayo, Colombia In the afternoon of this day, we made way to some farmland on the outskirts of Mocoa where we would have good odds to see a Pygmy Marmoset. These are the smallest monkeys in the world, yet not the smallest primates, weighing a mere 100 grams as an adult. They typically have tiny feeding territories where they hang around 1 or 2 trees from which they drink the gum (sap). I've included a photo of such a tree in this set. They stick around that tree until it is depleted, and then move their territory. Since we knew the location of the tree, all we had to was wait for it to come and feed on it. I didn't actually feed on it, yet after 30 mins of waiting one did make a careful approach. <br />
<br />
I'm unsure whether this is the male or female, as they look the same, the female is just a little bit heavier.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74101/pygmy_marmoset_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74102/pygmy_marmoset_sap_tree_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74103/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_1_putumayo_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74105/pygmy_marmoset_-_closeup_2_putumayo_colombia.html Cebuella pygmaea,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,Pygmy marmoset,South America,World

    comments (3)

  1. Cool! Is it yelling or yawning? Posted 6 months ago
    1. This is primal rage in its purest form. It's calling in the muscle, several troop members of at least 101 grams.

      Yawning :)
      Posted 6 months ago
      1. Lol, heavyweights ;) Posted 6 months ago

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The pygmy marmoset is a small New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams . It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist.

About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including a dominant male, a breeding female, and up to four successive litters.. more

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Uploaded Feb 11, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 15:21 in Unnamed Road, Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO180
  • 550mm