IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Comprehensive Description

The Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) is one of just five species in the Todidae, with the remaining four tody species occurring in Cuba, Hispaniola (one species at higher elevations, another at lower elevations), and Puerto Rico. The Jamaican Tody is a very small (9 to 11 cm, 7 g), brightly colored bird. It is green above, with a red throat and long, broad reddish bill; the abdomen and sides of the breast are pale yellow, with sparsely pinkish flanks. (Kepler 2001; Raffaele et al. 2003)


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