Cuban Tody Todus multicolor

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Todidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Andrew Farnsworth


Conservation Status

Widespread on Cuba and seemingly well adapted to handle changes in habitat on the island.  However, populations on keys and cays seem to be vulnerable to aerial spraying. The Cuban Tody is rated as a species of "Least Concern" by BirdLife International.

Effects of human activity on populations

Not well known, although at present the species seems to be rather adaptable to human habitation and activity as long as sufficient tree cover remains.  Anecdotal concerns include predation by humans and potential for adverse effects of pesticide application, although no explicit published support exists for these concerns as of yet.

Recommended Citation

Farnsworth, A. (2009). Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.