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Cuban Tody

Todus multicolor

Description:

One of the cutest birds in the world, this tiny gem is one of only 5 species belonging to the family Todidae, which is endemic to the Caribbean. They are closely related to bee-eaters, kingfishers and rollers and are restricted to the four larger islands the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola). Although not uncommonly encountered whilst birding these tropical islands, these forest dwellers are always a treat to behold, and are often fabulously confiding, allowing up-close-and-personal views and great photographic opportunities. This image was taken at Cuevas de los Portales in western Cuba. The revolutionary, Che Guevara spent over a month in these caves during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the park around the caves offers exceptional birding.



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42 Comments (1–25)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 months ago

Awwwwwwwww! So cute!

Phil_S
Phil_S a year ago

Absolutely beautiful bird! Great shot!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh a year ago

Beautiful !

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers a year ago

Gorgeous !!!!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah a year ago

Wouw..very lovely..

So sharp, what an awesome bird...

What a beautiful bird!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Fascinating colors!!!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Absolutely fascinating!

jakewade97
jakewade97 a year ago

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez a year ago

Lovely little bird. Dashing colors.

Trapsuutjie
Trapsuutjie 2 years ago

Stunning photograph of such a cute bird!

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 2 years ago

Wow nice. Someone has painted this bird? :-)

NicoleB
NicoleB 2 years ago

I'm gonna drop dead - this one's so beautiful!
Lovely detail!

EsraMalakli
EsraMalakli 2 years ago

WONDERFUL

JulianaVictorino
JulianaVictorino 2 years ago

Nature is perfect, very beautiful bird.

CeciliaTraconis
CeciliaTraconis 2 years ago

Very beautiful.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Congrats Adam...

Ryan21
Ryan21 2 years ago

Great pic and great spotting!!

Gina9210
Gina9210 2 years ago

It is so so beautiful!

NéliaLeonardo
NéliaLeonardo 2 years ago

so beautifull

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 2 years ago

Hi friends thanks for the great comments and I am very proud that this image was selected as a spotting of the day. It really is a cute bird, they are fairly difficult to spot, but once found, Cuban Todies are quite relaxed and confiding, going about their business despite one's presence.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Another gem Adam! Congrats!

peter
peter 2 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"Possibly one of the cutest birds in the world, the Cuban tody is a small, colorful neotropical bird. They can only fly short distances, as they have rounded wings."

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Nicholas4
Nicholas4 2 years ago

a caleidoscope of coloration!
gorgeous

Camagüey, Cuba

Lat: 21.52, Long: -77.78

Spotted on Nov 30, 2009
Submitted on Nov 30, 2011

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