Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]

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Hábitos de forrajeo y el aprendizaje social de los monos cara blanca (Cebus capucinus)

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Publication Date

May 2010

Abstract

Foraging for food is an essential aspect to the life of Cebus capucinus. The transmission of this knowledge takes many months of careful observations and trial and error. I studied the foraging habits of C. capucinus in the Cloud Rainforest. It was predicted that there would be a difference between adults and juveniles. My data suggests that there is no difference in the foraging habits between adults and juveniles. These results suggest social learning during the juvenile phase of life impacts the foraging behavior of the C. capucinus. El forrajeo en busca de alimento es un factor esencial en la vida de Cebus capucinus. La transmisión de este conocimiento toma varios meses de cuidadosa observación, prueba y error. Estudié los hábitos de forrajeo de C. capucinus en la reserva del bosque nuboso. Predije que habría una diferencia entre los adultos y los juveniles. Mis datos sugieren que no existe diferencia en los hábitos de forrajeo entre los adultos y los juveniles. Estos resultados sugieren un aprendizaje social durante la fase juvenil que impacta el comportamiento de forrajeo de C. capucinus.

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Monkeys--Behavior, Monos--Comportamiento, Animal--Food, Animal--Alimentacion, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde, CIEE Spring 2010, CIEE Primavera 2010

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Student affiliation: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Drake University Born Digital

Subject: topical

Monkeys--Behavior; Monos--Comportamiento; Animal--Food; Animal--Alimentacion; CIEE Spring 2010; CIEE Primavera 2010

Subject: geographic

Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde

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Monteverde Institute MVI

Identifier

M39-00573

Foraging habits and social learning of white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus)

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