Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Primate Biol., 6, 59–64, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/pb-6-59-2019
Primate Biol., 6, 59–64, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/pb-6-59-2019
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05 Jun 2019
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Active anti-predator behaviour of red titi monkeys (Plecturocebus cupreus)

Sofya Dolotovskaya et al.

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Reactions to predators vary a lot in primates and can be passive (hiding, fleeing) or active (mobbing, alarm calls). Due to their secretive lifestyle, Neotropical titi monkeys are thought to use mainly passive crypsis and hiding as anti-predator responses. Predator mobbing has been reported only for one titi species, Callicebus nigrifrons. We report mobbing of an ocelot and Boa constrictor in red titi monkeys and Plecturocebus cupreus, and alarm calling as a reaction to tayras and raptors.