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Scientific classification

The todies are a family of tropical birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers.

These are small near passerine species of forests in the Caribbean. These birds have colourful plumage and resembles kingfishers, but with flattened bills with serrated edges. They eat small prey such as insects and lizards.

Like most of the Coraciiformes, todies nest in tunnels in the ground, laying about four white eggs.

Species list:

Family: Todidae

  • Cuban Tody, Todus multicolor
  • Broad-billed Tody, Todus subulatus
  • Narrow-billed Tody, Todus angustirostris
  • Jamaican Tody, Todus todus
  • Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus

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