Brown Capuchin Cebus apella
Brown Capuchin, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image Brazil

The first photo was taken in a forest remnant near Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, while the 2 Capuchins in the second photo were members of a troop of about 30 that were moving through the grounds of the Hotel Floresta Amazonica in Alta Floresta. The 3rd photo was taken at Carajás and shows a Capuchin holding a Brazil nut. It was moving from one tree to another crossing the track when it spotted me and dropped the nut.

Brown Capuchin, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click for larger image They are fairly widespread from Colombia to northern Argentina and can live in several different types of forest from deep tropical rain forest to semi-deciduous forest.

They are similarly catholic in their food eating fruit, seeds and insects as well as (apparently) Brazil nuts which I suspect they must pick up when already opened by an agouti or some other animal because I can't think that a Capuchin could open a Brazil nut unaided.

They are the classic organ-grinder's monkey.

Brown Capuchin, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image

There is an illustration in Eisenberg, Plate 9

Brown Capuchin, Cristalino, mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image
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