Tamarins eat a
variety of things
they eat a large assortment, more than 150 different
During fruit scarcity, nectar accounts for
50-70 % of all their food intake.
the top prey, after
obtained tamarins bite their heads off first.
Photograph from PD, taken at
Mulhouse Zoo (France)
Since they don't have long fingers
they can't probe into trees which makes them "surface gleaners." So instead of
probing Tamarins obtain camouflaged prey from the surface of leaves and branches
by snatching stealthily (McDade).