Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]

Alternative Title

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



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Publication Date

May 2010


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.


Monkeys--Behavior, Animal--Food, CIEE Spring 2010

Palabras claves

Monos--Comportamiento, Animal--Alimentación, CIEE Primavera 2010


6 pages

Geographic Location

Monteverde (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Holding Location

Monteverde Institute


English; Spanish

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Digital Only





Foraging habits and social learning of white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus), May 2010



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