COSTA RICA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK – IV – HOWLER MONKEYS

by Antonio Gil May. 11, 2021 268 views

Howler monkey, (genus Alouatta), any of several tropical American monkeys noted for their roaring cries. Several species of howlers are widely distributed through Central and South America. These are the largest New World monkeys and generally attain lengths of about 40–70 cm (16–28 inches), excluding the 50–75-cm (20–30-inch) tail. Howlers are stoutly built bearded monkeys with a hunched appearance and thickly furred prehensile tails that are naked on the underside of the tip to afford a better grip. The hair is long and thick and, depending on species, is typically black, brown, or red. Howlers are characterized by expansion of the hyoid bone into a large shell-like organ in the throat that gives resonance to the voice. In connection with the enlarged hyoid, howlers have a large throat, protruding jaws, and high sloping faces.

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The howler monkeys were gathered on the top of these trees - Teresa's picture

The howler monkeys were gathered on the top of these trees - Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

They were very high so the pictures are a bit fuzzy

They were very high so the pictures are a bit fuzzy

Video: Hear a male howler monkey roar

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José Manuel 3 weeks, 6 days ago

flotesta e animais. Espetacular.

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Francesc 1 month, 1 week ago

I love the monkey captures...Great work Antonio...Happy day!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 1 week ago

Thanks my friend. These were not easy at all because they were very high and hidden behind the leaves. And we were on a boat not on solid ground

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 1 week ago

#7 & #8 are sweet photos of the monkey but that "lion" roar does not make them very sweet .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 1 week ago

And they were always roaring - night and day 😊 It was the night background noise before going to sleep.

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 1 week ago

Way way up there staying away from Predator's or waiting and watching to attack, nice captures beautiful green colors   Keep sharing this wonderful adventure, I enjoy the photos everyday

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Antonio Gil Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank you for such kind words Thomas

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

WOW!!! What an adventure that must have been! Excellent images, especially in such difficult circumstances! That howling was quite alarming! Is it the males that have that long hair around the neck/head! I'll bet there were all kinds of weird bugs & snakes too! Yikes!!! Stay safe, healthy & joyful!+1 grinning +1

ps..I'm enjoying my time with my kids in Texas, this month....I'm here to celebrate my 76th birthday on May, 13th...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

It was an amazing journey my friend. Costa Rica was full of surprises. We went to sleep hearing them howling at night and woke up hearing the same 😊 And yes, you're right, there were all kinds of weird bugs & snakes.
I'm sure you're having a great time with the family. Thanks Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 1 week ago

Maybe some day I'll go too. Looks fascinating & beautiful, especially with yhr fine camera work!
I like to see all kinds of wildlife, but not sharing my personal spaces.....I got more than I wanted growing up in South Texas, where we had to shake out our shoes before putting them on to make sure there were no scorpions or the like, that crawled in during the night.....I am having a nice time with my kids, even though they both have to work during the day. Hope all is well with U2 & your families too!smile

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Craig Casterline 1 month, 1 week ago

Nice collection. You've really had some great photo trips.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Craig Casterline 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank you so much Craig. Kind words my friend

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