- Common Name: Black Crested Gibbon
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1826
- Monkey Size: 43.54 to 43.54 cm (17.21 to 17.21 in)
- Skin Color(s): Black and yellowish-beige
- Habitat: Rainforests
- Diet: Herbivorous
- Native Countries: China, Laos, Vietnam
Black Crested Gibbon Distribution
Black-Crested Gibbon Characteristics
Black-crested Gibbons (Nomascus concolor) are mainly found in southern China (Yunnan) and some distribution areas in northwestern Laos and northern Vietnam.
- Black-crested gibbons live in deciduous, evergreen, and semi-evergreen forests of mountainous and subtropical regions.
- The males are all black with hairless black faces, while the females are yellowish-beige with hairless black faces and black markings on the top of the head, abdomen, and chest.
- Females and males usually weigh between 7 and 10 kg. Like all gibbons, black-crested gibbons have a long arm length relative to body size.
Black-Crested Gibbon Facts
- Black-crested gibbons exhibit sexual dichromatism, with the male being entirely black, while the female is yellowish or tan in color with variable black markings.
- The species are forest dwellers and are known for swinging their long arms between jungle branches, a method of locomotion referred to as brachiation.
- They live in small family groups comprising a monogamous female and male and their young.
- These monkeys mainly live in trees, and the group sleeps and forages among the trees.
- Led by the female, the breeding pair usually partakes in powerful morning songs that echo eerily through the forest.
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