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Broad-billed tody

Todus subulatus


This is the broad-billed tody, or kolobri, seen in lower elevations in Haiti. It was in a tree outside my house.


In tree next to my house in a rural village in central Haiti. If you are really looking you can probably see at least one everyday in the small wooded area my hosts have retained on their land. I also see them in the scrubby trees along the roads.


The narrow-billed tody (Todus angustirostris) lives at higher elevations. I haven't seen one of those yet. Both are endemic to the island of Hispaniola. There is a children's song featuring this bird. Everyone seems to know it so we sing it in my ecology programs which focus on protecting the birds of Haiti.

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago


Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

Nice spotting!

HaitiEcology 6 years ago

Thanks for the comments! I added some information about the sighting and bird.

AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Colby Meier
Colby Meier 6 years ago

That's a really pretty bird!

Nice bird! Could you please add a bit more information about your spotting so that I can learn more about it. Thanks!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Brilliant bird!

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Commune Pignon, Département du Nord, Haiti

Spotted on Feb 26, 2016
Submitted on May 26, 2016

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