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Class: Mammal
Order: Primate
Status: Least Concern
Diet: Omnivorous
Weight: 120 – 160 g
(newborn 15 g)
The smallest true Monkey in the world.
They are found in the upper Amazon basin. This includes Ecuador, Peru, northern Bolivia and Brazil.
They live in family groups. Adult females suppress ovulation of other females. Twins are usually born and all family members assist with carrying the babies. They sleep together in tree holes or between vines.
Pygmy Marmosets are “gumophores”. They have specially shaped teeth to gouge holes in trees and feed primarily on tree sap and gum.
They are mostly preyed upon by birds of prey. Deforestation and the pet trade have a very negative impact on their numbers in the wild.

Nikon D700 70-200 f2.8mm lens
ISO 400 f4.5 @130mm 1/320th sec

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I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Cheers Ray.

    – Ian English

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenalmost 2 years ago

    Another fine photo, just look at the clawer on the hand.

  • Thanks Rod, only little guys but powerful claws !!

    – Ian English

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    Beaut shot, Ian!

  • Cheers Mel :)

    – Ian English

  • Louise Docker
    Louise Dockeralmost 2 years ago

    Very cute, great capture Ian

  • Thanks mate :))

    – Ian English

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    I like the DOF..well done.

  • Thanks very much mate !!

    – Ian English

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    Great shot Ian.

  • Thanks a lot Maree :))

    – Ian English

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Superbly captured Ian.

  • Cheers Julie !!

    – Ian English

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca12 months ago


  • Thank you Karen :) :)

    – Ian English

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