Loved by many: the Maripa Palm.
The Attalea maripa, widely known as the Maripa palm is no stranger for the rainforest itself. This palm tree can be found in the Guyana's, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Columbia on grounds (soil) that are usually not flooded.
The fruit of this Maripa palm is consumed by both humans and animals. Agouti's and tapirs consume the nuts, ones fallen, on the ground while monkeys and birds have the privilege to pick the best ones. Here are some of the pickers:
The Red-and-Green Macaw is one of the frequent visitors on these palms. Since they are skillful balancers they don't mind where they eat, even if that means 'on the edge'.
The Blue-and-Yellow Macaws usually await their turn until the Red-and-Green Macaws are done eating. As a group they don't mind to share.
Just like the Large Macaws Brown Capuchin Monkeys also try their luck on these palm trees.
As do these Common Squirrel Monkeys. Luckily no food goes to waste as they only take what their small hands can handle.
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