Order
Coraciiformes
Family
Todidae
Genus
Todus
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 - Cuban Tody
 - Cuban Tody
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Cuban Tody Todus multicolor

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (11)
Andrew Farnsworth
Version: 1.0 — Published July 12, 2009

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A small, colorful bird with a distinctly big-headed appearance. The most brightly colored member of the genus, the Cuban Tody has bright green upperparts with gleaming yellowish-green supercilia, yellow lores, red throat, pinkish flanks, whitish belly, and bright yellow crissum. This species is the only member of the genus occurring in Cuba, where it is widespread across a diversity of habitats and often abundant where it occurs.  As is the case with other Todus, this species nests in holes burrowed in clay embankments, occasionally in a rotten trunk or even at the entrance to limestone caves.Cuban Tody, Zapata Cuba December 2002  Pete Morris, Birdquest

Distribution of the Cuban Tody
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Cuban Tody

Recommended Citation

Farnsworth, A. (2009). Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.cubtod1.01