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Puerto Rican Tody

Todus mexicanus


Small bird around 11cm long from head to tail, has green coloration on the top and yellow on its flanks. The bottom of the bird is white with its throat being a bright red. They are insectivores and hang around the canopy of forests, though their nests are made on steep sides of hills or from construction of roads.


Found in densely forested bushes and trees, it would be impossible to get near it without being discovered. A pair was discovered but only one could be photographed.

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

spectacular bird,,

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

So Cute!

Sounds like a fun challenge. Good luck.

Brian Muñiz
Brian Muñiz 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy, I'm going to try in the future get some shots of it with its mate, we shall see :)

Nice spotting and pics, Brian! Birds are sometimes tough to capture but you did a good job :)

Brian Muñiz
Brian Muñiz 7 years ago

Thanks, it was actually a miracle we found it, its so small and it being in the bush was very difficult to find it. We stood for 30min trying to get good shoots just for around 5 pics of it and not even with its mate!! hahaha

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Beautiful Spotting Brian! Nice shots!

Brian Muñiz
Spotted by
Brian Muñiz

Carenero, Puerto Rico, USA

Spotted on Jan 19, 2013
Submitted on Jan 27, 2013

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