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About the Cuban Tody

The Cuban Tody is a very small species of bird found in Cuba and outlying islands. This colorful little cutie has a large-headed appearance which adds to its cuteness factor.

Cuban Todies are predominantly insectivorous. They also feed on small lizards and fruits. They forage in trees and scrub, and take insects on the wing as well as finding prey on or under leaves.

Cuban Todies nest in clay embankments, where they burrow a hole or tunnel and line the inside with lichens, feathers, and other natural materials. They may also nest in rotten tree trunks or at cave entrances.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 01 December 2015
Scientific Name Todus multicolor
  • Coraciiformes
  • Todidae
  • Todus
  • T. multicolor
Birdorable Family Kingfishers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.3 inches
2.1 ounces
Range Caribbean

International Names

  • 杂色短尾鴗 (Chinese)
  • todi pestrý (Czech)
  • Cubatodi (Danish)
  • Cubaanse Todie (Dutch)
  • kuubantodi (Finnish)
  • Todier de Cuba (French)
  • Vielfarbentodi (German)
  • Todo di Cuba (Italian)
  • キュアバコビトドリ [kyu-bakobitodori] (Japanese)
  • Kubatodi (Norwegian)
  • plaskodziobek kubanski (Polish)
  • Кубинский тоди (Russian)
  • Barrancolí Cubano (Spanish)
  • kubatodi (Swedish)

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