IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Sakis live in small groups ranging from 2 to 4 individuals; however larger groups of 6 or more have been reported and may include more than one adult breeding male or female. To establish territory they have loud vocal calls usually performed in duets of monogamous males and females. These duets strengthens their courtship bond. They also socialize by grooming on one another.  White-faced sakis will scent-mark an area. Males rub their chests on trees. They usually choose trees with edible fruit to excite females and to try to stimulate courtship behavior during breeding season.

Communication Channels: visual ; tactile ; acoustic ; chemical

Other Communication Modes: duets ; pheromones ; scent marks ; vibrations

Perception Channels: visual ; tactile ; acoustic ; vibrations ; chemical


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