Wednesday 7 February 2024

Wild Bird Wednesday 602 - Cuban Tody

This delightful little bird is a Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor) - for once this is a specie where the scientific name needs to explanation!

The Todies are a family of tiny birds found only in the Caribbean.  They form a distinct group with a which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers.  I think you can see the 'kingfisher energy' in some of these pictures.

It will be no surprise to learn that the Cuban Tody is only found on Cuba - and it was an utter delight every time we saw one.

The species is small in size with a length of 11 cm and weighing 5.9 g (0.21 oz). It has a large head relative to body size, and a thin, flat bill which it use to catch insects, but will also eat fruit and small lizards.









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10 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    One cannot help but smile at such a wee gem! YAM xx

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  2. What a cute little bird. Last week's egret photos were beautiful too.

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  3. A very delightful little bird! Thank you so much for the introduction. Aloha to you

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  4. This cuban tody is looking so exotic!

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  5. A most beautiful little Hummingbird Stewart. Thanks for hositn and leaving comments and I hope you have a great week ahead

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  6. Hello Stewart :=)
    Wonderful captures of this delightful little Cuban Tody..
    I have been on a blog break and only started blogging yesterday.
    All the best
    Sonjia

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  7. Now that's a cute little bird! Thanks for sharing him with us who will likely never see one for ourselves.

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  8. Adorable! I would have thought it was related to a hummingbird rather than a kingfisher.

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