todidae

Photo of the Day - The stunning little Cuban Tody (Todus multicolour) is a member of the family Todidae, distinguishable from other members by its pink flanks, red throat, yellow lores and blue ear patch – all clearly visible here! This lovely bird is certainly a highlight of any trip to Cuba.

The picture here was taken by tour leader, Dušan Brinkhuizen.

Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps

Today in tiny and unbelievably-cute birds, we have one of the tody-tyrant/tody-flycatcher complex: teensy, colorful flycatchers with heads and bills that are too large for their miniscule bodies.

These birds aren’t to be confused with the true todies (Family Todidae), which are Coraciiforme birds that live in Central America and are decidedly more colorful than any of the Tyrannid “todies”.