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Puerto Rican Tody

Todus mexicanus

Description:

Easy to hear, but hard to spot since it's so little.

Habitat:

The Puerto Rican Tody can be found throughout the main island of Puerto Rico. It predominates in forested areas, specially in high altitude damp forests where insect concentrations are higher. It also can be found in forests with dense thickets and vines in the south region of the island.

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10 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Thanks guys! I'd love to go back to hear it again.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Beautiful

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful!!!

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Is the Puerto Rican Tody the national bird of Puert Rico?

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks for all your feedback

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

Really nice shot of a lovely bird.

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 10 years ago

Marvelous creature. Thanks for sharing.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@alicelongmartin The Puerto Rican Tody belongs to the group of Coraciiformes. I copy from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tody):

The todies are a family, Todidae, of Caribbean birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. The family has one genus, Todus.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

I assume related to the Hummingbird?

Thurd13
Thurd13 10 years ago

Beautiful bird+pics!

sttweets
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sttweets

Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Spotted on Jun 12, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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