Narrow-billed Tody Todus angustirostris

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Todidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Lowell C. Overton

Diet and Foraging


The primary food eaten by this species is insects, and consequently this species like all Todus species is classified as insectivorous (Kepler 1977). Kepler (1977) identified fourteen insect orders and 49 insect families that todies will eat (See Appendix 3, Kepler 1977). The Narrow-billed Tody has not been found to prey on large butterflies and catepillars, which are included in the diet of the Broad-billed Tody Todus subulatus (Latta and Wunderle 1996).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Overton, L. C. (2011). Narrow-billed Tody (Todus angustirostris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.