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Tarsiers: Tarsiidae - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Tarsiers And People, Conservation Status, Philippine Tarsier (tarsius Syrichta): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET

Animal Life ResourceMammals

PHILIPPINE TARSIER (Tarsius syrichta): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
WESTERN TARSIER (Tarsius bancanus:): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Tarsiers are found in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Borneo.

HABITAT

Tarsiers live in a variety of habitats. They occupy mainly secondary forests with enough canopies that provide vertical branches for clinging, usually about 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) above the ground. Tarsiers also inhabit shrublands, bamboo thickets, mangroves, grasslands, and plantations. They also live in primary forests with their characteristic dense canopies and thinner lower vegetation.

DIET

Tarsiers are carnivores, feeding mainly on live animals, including cockroaches, beetles, moths, lizards, snakes, and roosting birds. They consume almost every part of their prey, including the feathers, beaks, and feet of birds.

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