The Pied Tamarin lives in primary forests and in small fragments of secondary forests. In primary forests like Reserva Ducke the density is lower than in small fragments (Gordo 2012). They eat fruits, nectar, plants and animal prey (including frogs, lizards, eggs, small birds, spiders and insects). They live in extended family groups of four to 15 individuals.
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The Pied Tamarin is considered Critically Endangered due to a projected population reduction of 80% or more in the next 18 years (three generations) due to serious multiple threats suffered within a very concentrated range in and around the city of Manaus: deforestation and habitat fragmentation related to expanding rural settlements and agriculture, livestock production, urban development, an expanding energy matrix and road network and routine collection for the pet trade.
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Gordo, M., Jerusalinsky, L., Mittermeier, R.A., Rohe, F., Boubli, J., Subirá, R. & Vidal, M. 2019. Saguinus bicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T40644A17931870. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T40644A17931870.en. Downloaded on 16 February 2021.
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