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Sabyasachi Patra
05-09-2009, 04:30 PM
Observed this langur debarking a tree in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Aug 31st.

It pulled a part of the bark with its teeth and then walked a few paces and chewed it.

Sabyasachi Patra
05-09-2009, 04:31 PM
The langur debarks and turns around

Sabyasachi Patra
05-09-2009, 04:33 PM
Chewing a piece of the bark

Abhishek Jamalabad
05-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Nice documentation of this behaviour. Why does it do this?

Sagar Patil
06-09-2009, 01:45 AM
I liked last image, which resembles behavior of humans. Men in countryside sit like this on roadside area like bus stops.

I don't think this is common behavior/activity of langurs :rolleyes:

Bibhav Behera
06-09-2009, 09:00 AM
Nice capture. any idea what tree it is? it might give a lead to what it was all about..

Vikram Nanjappa
21-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Check this out ,shot in Nagarhole ( Kabini ) a few years ago.I thought he was eating termites - what is your take on it ?