Sounds & Calls
Following recent taxonomic revisions, the Banded Langur is now split into two separate species – Raffles’ Banded Langur (Presbytis femoralis) which is found on the far southern tip of the Malay Peninsula & Singapore, and Robinson’s Banded Langur (Presbytis robinsoni), found further north on the Malay Peninsula and up into Thailand and Myanmar. Banded Langurs are sometimes referred to as Banded Leaf Monkey or Banded Surili. Both of these species are found in primary lowland and hill rainforest, secondary rainforest and swamp forest. Like other closely related species of Presbytis langurs/leaf monkeys, Banded Langurs make chattering and cackling calls, often in alarm. The audio in the video below features the typical cackling calls of Robinson’s Banded Langur (Presbytis robinsoni) heard just before dawn.
Listen to Banded Langur Sounds
The video below features typical calls of Robinson’s Banded Langur and was recorded in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Malaysia.
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Other primate sounds from South-east Asia:
- Orangutan, Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus)
- Gibbon, Agile (Hylobates agilis)
- Gibbon, Mueller's (Hylobates muelleri)
- Gibbon, Pileated (Hylobates pileatus)
- Gibbon, White-handed (Hylobates lar)
- Langur, Banded (Presbytis robinsoni)
- Langur, Dusky (Trachypithecus obscurus)
- Leaf Monkey, Red (Presbytis rubicunda)
- Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)