The nilgiri langur is a folivorous species, but the diet also includes flowers, buds, seeds, bark, stems, insects, and earth (Roonwal and Mohnot, 1977; Poirier, 1969b; Oates et al., 1980).
This species is mainly found in sholas, which are narrow tracts of forest with streams running through it (Parthasarathy, 1995; Poirier, 1968b, 1968c; Oates, 1979). This species also lives in semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests, and montane temperate evergreen forests (Kurup, 1979). The nilgiri langur lives above 900 meters in hilly areas. found in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats in South India. Its range also includes Kodagu in Karnataka, Kodayar Hills in Tamil Nadu, and many other hilly areas in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Phayre's Leaf Langur
Location: Forest Track, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 24th August 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Two seen in evergreen forest adjacent the road, near the Nuwara Eliya rubbish dump
Two feeding on a roadside tree on the road between Munnar at Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.
The lutungs are a group of Old World monkeys and make up the entirety of the genus Trachypithecus. Their range is split into two parts; one part is much of southeast Asia (northeast India, southern China, Borneo, Thailand, Java and Bali), the other part is extreme southern India and Sri Lanka. The greater part of India has lutungs. Most of the species in this genus can be referred to as lutungs, as langurs, or as leaf...