Grab and go
When you are in a rush, there is no time to stay and enjoy your meal.
Monkeys are like the jungle backpackers. They are constantly on the move, from morning til the afternoon. Moving from one side to the other side. Sometimes they move with the current of the river (which makes it easy to spot them during boat trips) and other times they prefer to move through the dense vegetation. But when on foot, you can certainly spot them during their own travel time.
I spotted a mixed group of Common Squirrel Monkeys and Brown Capuchin Monkeys.
It was probably also lunch time for them as they were extremely loud and agile and wouldn't sit still for even a short period of time. That is what hunger does with you I guess. It is common that both the Squirrel Monkeys and the Capuchin Monkeys travel together. Most of the time are the Squirrel Monkeys stronger in numbers compared with the Capuchin Monkeys (usually several of them with a couple of dozens Squirrel monkeys). The larger the group the better chances to survive. But on the other hand you have to be really fast too for finding some food for yourself.
This small Squirrel Monkey took advantage of his small size and he went to all the most difficult to reach places in the Inga tree.
This Capuchin Monkey tried its luck in a nearby Maripa palm using his small hands to grab the best edible nuts he could find.
Most of them were just grabbing as much fruits as possible and ate at the top of the trees. Just to make sure no one would bother them or take their food easily.
They were also quite handy while looking for some food too. While balancing between all these small branches and dense vegetation, this Capuchin monkey tried its best not to drop its precious food. Usually they stay for a couple of minutes where there is some food and will afterwards quickly move on.
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