Cuban Tody Todus multicolor

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


Geographic Variation

Birds on the Isle of Pines apparently have deeper blue auricular patches.  Otherwise, this species show limited variation throughout Cuba and the northern cays (Kepler 2001).

Related Species

Described by Gould, 1837, western Cuba.  Monotypic.  Some have treated birds in eastern Cuba as a different subspecies based on slight differences in coloration, but this has never been considered sufficient evidence to warrant subspecific recognition (Kepler 2001).

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.