2015 Bonanza Bird #1: Cuban Tody

The first bird in our seventh annual Birdorable Bonanza: 2015 Advent Edition is the darling little Cuban Tody!

Birdorable Cuban Tody

The Cuban Tody is one of five species of tody in the world. All birds in the family are found in the Caribbean. Todies are related to kingfishers, rollers, and bee-eaters. Todies superficially resemble kingfishers in their general shape and colorful plumage.

True to its name, the Cuban Tody is found around much of Cuba. The species is widespread and fairly common across the island nation. Like the other todies, the Cuban Tody is a colorful little bird with a flat bill. The plumage is dominated by green and highlighted by red at the flanks and chin.

Cuban Tody - Cuba_S4E0449
Cuban Tody by Francesco Veronesi (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cuban Tody
Cuban Tody by Shawn McCready (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The Cuban Tody is our 617th Birdorable bird and our first bird in the tody family. Be sure to check out our collection of apparel and gifts featuring the Birdorable Cuban Tody!

Our Bonanza continues tomorrow with a crested, bluish-grey bird that is endemic to the mountain forests of New Caledonia.

Cute Cuban Tody Gifts

Comments

???c????? ????? (White-throated Sparrow) on December 1, 2015 at 3:35 PM wrote:
I cheated and looked up "New Caledonia birds" to find the bird not revealed yet, it's the Kagu...
Louise Warner on February 16, 2017 at 7:25 AM wrote:
kaguuuuuuuuuuu...its a kagu!
Andrew on November 4, 2018 at 1:31 AM wrote:
green tody
Spurwing Plover on May 30, 2022 at 6:46 PM wrote:
Birds Rule

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