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White-nosed coati


White-nosed coati
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-05 10:30
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but it was a surprise and very quick encounter.

Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae
Genus: Nasua
Species:N. narica

The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) is a species of coati and a member of the family Procyonidae (raccoons and relatives). Local names include Pizote, Antoon and Tejón. The last, which mainly is used in Mexico, means badger. It averages about 4–6 kg (8.8–13.2 lbs) in weight.However, males are much larger than females, and small females weigh as little as 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) and large males as much as 12.2 kg (27 lbs).[4][5] On average, the total length is about 110 cm (43 in), about half of that being the tail length.
White-nosed coatis inhabit wooded areas (dry and moist forests) of the Americas. They are found at any altitude from sea level to 3,000 m (9,800 ft),[6] and from as far north as southeastern Arizona and New Mexico, through Mexico and Central America, to far northwestern Colombia (Gulf of Urabá region, near Colombian border with Panama).There has been considerable confusion over its southern range limit, but specimen records from most of Colombia (only exception is far northwest) and Ecuador are all South American coatis.
Coatis from Cozumel Island have been treated as a separate species, the Cozumel Island coati, but the vast majority of recent authorities treat it as a subspecies, N. narica nelsoni, of the white-nosed coati.They are smaller than white-nosed coatis from the adjacent mainland (N. n. yucatanica), but when compared more widely to white-nosed coatis the difference in size is not as clear.The level of other differences also support its status as a subspecies rather than separate species.
White-nosed coatis have also been found in the US state of Florida, where they are an introduced species. It is unknown precisely when introduction occurred; an early specimen in the Florida Museum of Natural History, labeled an "escaped captive", dates to 1928. There are several later documented cases of coatis escaping captivity, and since the 1970s there have been a number of sightings, and several live and dead specimens of various ages have been found. These reports have occurred over a wide area of southern Florida, and there is probable evidence of breeding, indicating that the population is well established.
They are omnivores, preferring small vertebrates, fruits, carrion, insects, and eggs. They can climb trees easily, where the tail is used for balance, but they are most often on the ground foraging. Their predators include boas, raptors, hunting cats, and Tayras (Eira barbara). They readily adapt to human presence; like raccoons, they will raid campsites and trash receptacles. They can be domesticated easily, and have been verified experimentally to be quite intelligent.
While the raccoon and ringtail are nocturnal, coatis are active by day, retiring during the night to a specific tree and descending at dawn to begin their daily search for food. However, their habits are adjustable, and in areas where they are hunted by humans for food, or where they raid human settlements for their own food, they might become more nocturnal. Adult males are solitary, but females and sexually immature males form social groups. They use many vocal signals to communicate with one another, and also spend time grooming themselves and each other with their teeth and claws. During foraging times, the young cubs are left with a pair of babysitters, similar to Meerkats. The young males and even some females tend to play-fight. Many of the coatis will have short fights over food.

NASUA NARICA

Mi scuso per la non eccellente qualita' della foto,ma è stato un incontro rapido e sorprendente.

Il nasua comune o coati dal naso bianco del bassopiano (Nasua narica), detto anche Pizote è un mammifero carnivoro della famiglia dei Procionidi.
Il nasua comune popola ambienti boschivi (foreste tropicali e subtropicali asciutte e umide) del continente Americano. Vive ad ogni altitudine, dal livello del mare fino a 3.500 m, in un'area geografica che si estende a nord fino alle zone sudorientali di Arizona e Nuovo Messico e a sud fino all'Ecuador.
Sono onnivori, ma preferiscono nutrirsi di piccoli vertebrati, frutta, carogne, insetti e uova. Sono in grado di arrampicarsi facilmente sugli alberi, utilizzando la coda per bilanciarsi, ma più spesso vanno alla ricerca di cibo sul terreno. Tra i loro predatori sono compresi i boa, i rapaci, i felini selvatici e il Tayra (un mustelide americano). Si adattano facilmente alla presenza dell'uomo. Come i procioni saccheggiano i campeggi e le raccolte di rifiuti. Possono essere facilmente addomesticati e in base a prove sperimentali si sono dimostrati decisamente intelligenti.
Sono fondamentalmente diurni. Durante la notte si ritirano su di un albero e all'alba ne discendono per cominciare la ricerca quotidiana del cibo. Comunque le loro abitudini sono adattabili e in aree dove sono oggetto di caccia da parte degli uomini (a scopo alimentare) o dove razziano insediamenti umani alla ricerca di cibo divengono più notturni. I maschi adulti vivono isolati, ma le femmine ed i maschi sessualmente immaturi formano gruppi sociali. Utilizzano molti segnali vocalici per comunicare tra di loro e passano molto tempo a pulire se stessi o i propri simili con i denti e con le zampe. Nei momenti di ricerca del cibo, i piccoli sono lasciati con un paio di baby-sitter, come fanno anche i Suricati. I giovani maschi ed anche alcune femmine tendono ad effettuare giochi di combattimento. Normalmente le lotte per il cibo tra i nasua sono di breve durata.

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hello Luciano
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours

sorry i have give 9 comments and i have no more smile to give ??

thanks greeting lou

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-05 10:43]

Hi Luciano,
very interesting subject this time :) great capture , excellent details, lovely composition !
Best regards !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-05 10:54]

Hello Lou,
Nice photo of this coati in difficult light conditions. Excellent sharp details and a good vertical composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Luciano. Smile verde perché spieghi le circostanze.... e non devi dimostrare nulla ad alcuno. Effettivamente la qualità latita ma il soggetto è interessante e pure simpatico..

Roberto

Hello Luciano,
Exceptional species you have posted today wth nice colour,Sharpness and POV.Well done.
Kind regards,
Srikumar

Ciao Luciano, questa sera mi avete messo in mezzo, gran bella cattira di questa deliziosa cattura, mai vista prima, qualità al solito di primo livello, hai fatto proprio caccia grossa in Messico, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Luciano,
another really interesting photo of the unusual animal. Perfect composition. A lot of details.
Have a nice evening,
Maciek

Hello Luciano

The image quality it is very good for me,
excellent photo shot in surprising conditions
when you are not prepared to meet such a
wonderful wild animal, very fine POV & DOF, TFS

Asbed

Hi Luciano
But a good photographer always carries a camera, good capture with a good pose and composition. Very unique animal.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards
Colin

Sudden encounters are part of a nature photographer's experience, Luciano, and we do feel a little concerned when the time is at a premium. Nevertheless, your Coati has turned out to be quite satisfactory and only the hind part has gone a little blurred due to fast movement.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Ciao Lucino, vedo che l'ultimo viaggio in Messico è stato foriero di nuove ....bestie e soprattutto di altri ed interessanti nuovi settori del regno animale. Gli orizzonti si allargano. Bene così. Un saluto, Paolo

Hallo Luciano
This is a GREAT image, eventhough the quality is not as good.
What is Trek Nature's aim? To share nature through photography, and you have done just that! You shared an animal that is not known to me, and I am sure to many others too and we learned something new about nature through your lens. Thanks for sharing the image of this White-nosed coati as well as the relevant information about it. Best regards.
Anna

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-06 0:47]

Hello Luciano
that is the power of a skillful shot. Though the surprise jumped onto you, the overall view is still lovely. New specie for me.
Excellent view.

Regards
Foozi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-06 5:59]

Hi,
Good to see this special species in the open..good image..tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-06 11:52]

Bonsoir Luciano,
Avec plaisir je découvre cet animal étrange et que tu sembles avoir photographié dans la nature. Pas besoin d'excuse pour la qualité, c'est déjà un exploit d'en faire une photo!! Bravo!
Bonne soirée
Amitiés
Anne

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-02-06 20:33]

Hello Luciano,

Lucky capture of this elusive coati. I have seen only one before (In Mexico as well) but did not have a camera in hand. Very nice profile image showing all the features of this mamnal with fine definition. Well timed, well taken!

Regards,

Derek

Amazing animal Luciano!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-07 12:42]

Hello Luciano
Nice capture I never saw them befor.It is still a sharp image with good details and natural colours
TFS Michel ciao

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-07 23:12]

Hello Luciano,
We can't always have the best quality when taking a quick shot of an active animal like this Coati but the clarity is OK and the composition and colours excellent.
Well worth posting an animal not often seen out of a zoo.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Ciao,
Ivan

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-09 19:21]

Hello luciano.
Certainly an interesting animal and a very rare visitor here on TN. I have always wanted to view one of these guys in the wild, but so far no luck. Wonderful shot!!
Ron

Hello Luciano,
A lovely capture of a nice spices and beautiful documentation with its natural surrounding.
Thanks and my regards,
Joy

ciao Luciano
you are lucky to see this pretty Nasua narica, which I have seen only documentary films and books. At same time, capturing with a nice shot.
Thanks for sharing, best wishes
Ahmet

Hi Luciano, un simpàtic coatí que has captat de meravella, et felicito, Ferran

Hello Luciano.
Great find from your Mexico trip. Nice tone and well exposed composition in the frame. Well taken opportunity of the brief encounter.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Jusni

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-03-20 19:23]

Hola Luciano, hermoso Coatí de un color muy diferente al que tenemos por Costa Rica; linda toma con mucha acción de este bello mamífero...saludos.

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