Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Howling Monkey

Generally speaking, my photos of howler monkeys stink. They always look like dark lumps away up high in the shady branches of a tree. Alan's image, on the other hand, is really superb. He's got this male howler monkey, taken at Chan Chich Lodge, in full-blown howl, in lovely light. It's so vivid, you can almost hear the call.

I have searched in vain to find an audio of the Black Howler Monkey, Aloutta pigra, on line and have yet to find it -- sorry! If any Belize Field Notes readers find one, could you please post the link in Comments? It's such an amazing call, it would be great to share it here.


  1. This troop of howler monkeys were in a tree close to our cabana. We could literally sit on our porch and watch them.

    Here is a link to a howler monkey site. Just click "Play Audio" in the upper left corner.


  2. http://www.junglewalk.com/popup.asp?type=a&AnimalAudioID=9991

    here's another from the same site and funnily enough from another Alan.
    see you back in the Jug soon

  3. Yep, that's a howler monkey alright. Thanks for sharing!