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Mantled guereza
The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza) is a species of Old World monkey native to much of western central and eastern Africa. Although its colouring is somewhat variable across its range, it has a distinctive pelage which is mostly black, with a white facial disc and long white fringes of silky hair along the sides of its body. The tail is long and ends in a white tuft of variable length. It is a diurnal, mostly arboreal monkey, with groups moving through the canopy feeding mainly on leaves, with some fruits and other food items. This male of the subspecies C. g. guereza, also known as the Omo River guereza or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus, was photographed in Amora Gedel Park in Awasa, Ethiopia.Photograph credit: Charles J. Sharp
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Usage

Displays the English Wikipedia's current picture of the day (POTD) in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide, with the blurb (explanatory text), for use on user pages. To always display the current day's POTD, use {{Pic of the day}}; to permanently feature a particular day's POTD, use {{Pic of the day|date=[date]}}, where the [date] parameter can be given in any valid format.

It is also possible to create your own custom POTD layouts, in case the already-existing versions will not look good within your user page design. Mix and match the following components to make your own. This system will only work for POTDs selected beginning January 1, 2007. Be sure to replace [date] with an appropriate date value. For a dynamically updating version, use {{#time:Y-m-d}} (example: {{POTD/{{#time:Y-m-d}}|image}}).

Template Description Renders as
{{POTD/[date]|image}} The name of the image, without the File: prefix Abyssinian black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza guereza) male head.jpg
{{POTD/[date]|size}} The size of the image, without the trailing px 350
{{POTD/[date]|caption}} The image caption (blurb) The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza) is a species of Old World monkey native to much of western central and eastern Africa. Although its colouring is somewhat variable across its range, it has a distinctive pelage which is mostly black, with a white facial disc and long white fringes of silky hair along the sides of its body. The tail is long and ends in a white tuft of variable length. It is a diurnal, mostly arboreal monkey, with groups moving through the canopy feeding mainly on leaves, with some fruits and other food items. This male of the subspecies C. g. guereza, also known as the Omo River guereza or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus, was photographed in Amora Gedel Park in Awasa, Ethiopia.
{{POTD/[date]|title}} A link to the article the image represents Mantled guereza
{{POTD/[date]|texttitle}} A linkless short caption, also useful as an alt attribute Mantled guereza
{{POTD/[date]|credit}} The credit line of the image, including the genre (e.g. photograph, painting) Photograph credit: Charles J. Sharp

There are two additional predefined layouts:

  • {{POTD/{{#time:Y-m-d}}|column}}: This has the image and caption above each other with no borders. Used on some of the Main Page alternatives and also suitable for user pages.
  • {{POTD/{{#time:Y-m-d}}|row}}: This has the image and caption encapsulated in (usually) a single table row. This is the version used on the current Main Page.

It is also possible to permanently feature a POTD for a selected day. Just add a specific value for the date you want. For example, today's POTD is {{POTD/2020-12-03|image}}. Likewise, you can use date parameters with the other templates as well. If you like the pre-made formats, you can use date parameters there as well, like this: {{Pic of the day|date=2020-12-03}} or {{POTD|date=2020-12-03}}. Again, this system will only work for POTDs selected beginning January 1, 2007.