Why Todus mexicanus and not Todus portoricensis?

San Pedrito de Puerto Rico/ Puertorrican Tody

***Scientific name: Todus mexicanus***

Up to date investigation about THE question! shows that this name was given by an error of history and location.

But, Is this beauty from México? the answer is NO!

Is an endemic bird from Puerto Rico which means is unique. All research and strong efforts are for protecting and maintaining what is rightfully ours; part of our patrimony and culture.

Todus mexicanus/ Todus portoricensis!!!

… ahhh! that's more like it RIGHT???

Photo by: TaymiLee