EARJ'S ECOSYSTEM

Feeding Habits/ Food Chain

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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 [2][3]. A predator for the tufted capuchin monkey is the arboreal snake.

Food Chain:
 Jackfruit Tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) ->  Tufted Capuchin Monkey (Cebus apella) -> Jararaca Pit Viper (Bothrops jararaca) [4][5]