Feeding Habits/ Food Chain
White-headed Tufted Capuchin Monkey
Capuchin monkeys are onmivorous (species that eat both plants and animals as their primary food source); feeding on fruits, nuts and seeds as well as insects, spiders, bird eggs and small vertebrates. They may even occasionally feed on small vertebrates, such as lizards and bird chicks. They are opportunistic animas, general feeders not specifically adapted to eat and digest either meat or plant material exclusively. Capuchin monkeys are consumers and heterotrophs, meaning that they do not produce their own organic molecules (food) and need to obtain it from other sources . A predator for the tufted capuchin monkey is the arboreal snake.
Jackfruit Tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) -> Tufted Capuchin Monkey (Cebus apella) -> Jararaca Pit Viper (Bothrops jararaca)