- Common Name: Black-handed Titi
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1963
- Monkey Size: 23 to 46 cm (9 to 18.11 inches)
- Skin Color(s): Black
- Habitat: Rainforest
- Diet: Omnivorous
- Native Countries: Colombia
Black-handed Titi Distribution
Colombian Black-handed Titi Characteristics
The Colombian black-handed titi is a species of titi, a New World primate native to Colombia.
- There is no prominent sexual dimorphism between the sexes, except that the male is slightly larger than the female, with a slight variation in color patterns.
- The Colombian black-handed titi fundamentally differs from other monkeys in its family.
- The animal’s body is covered with black, soft, feathered fur and has a small round head.
- The hands are also covered with this black fur, except for the neck and ears, which appear with a white or yellow stripe.
Colombian Black-handed Titi Facts
- The Colombian black-handed titi is a diurnal and arboreal monkey that prefers to live in dense forests near water.
- These Columbian monkeys can jump from branch to branch quickly and sleep at night but are also sleepy at midday.
- The species is a monogamous animal, meaning it only has one mate.
- The Colombian black-handed monkey lives in family groups consisting of parent monkeys and their young and 5-7 other monkeys.
- These South American primates are territorial, and they articulate this by making sounds together when monkeys from other groups enter their own territory.
Suggested Reading: Monkey Species List
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