todidae

Cuban Tody - Todus multicolor

A beautiful, fluffy and plump Cuban Tody, Todus multicolor (Coraciiformes - Todidae), a small, colorful bird with a distinctly big-headed appearance, accentuated by a large flat bill.

This species is found commonly through Cuba, including offshore cays and islands, in a variety of habitats.

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Photo credit: ©Richard Collier | Locality: Cuba (2008)

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”.

Narrow-billed Tody | ©antonsrkn

Todus angustirostris photographed in Isla Cabritos National Park, Dominican Republic.

Common names: Narrow-billed Tody, Barrancolí picofino, Chicuí, Cortacubas de pico fino.

Todus angustirostris (Coraciiformes - Todidae) is a neotropical, small, short-tailed, chunky bird, with bright colors and a long, flattened bill. It is endemic to Hispaniola, which is the only island on which more than a single species of tody occurs: the Narrow-billed Tody tends to occur at higher elevations on the island, above 700 m, while the lowlands of Hispaniola are occupied by the Broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) [source].

Here you can listen te call and song of this bird.

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