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Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Todidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Aleshia Fremgen
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Male Puerto Rican Tody.
Male Puerto Rican Tody.
Female Puerto Rican Tody in the entrance to a nest burrow.

Photographed in Guanica Dry Forest 7 July 2010 by Mike Morel: http://mikemorelphotography.zenfolio.com.

Juvenile Puerto Rican Tody.

Photographed 6 June 2013 in Guanica Dry Forest by Mike Morel: http://mikemorelphotography.zenfolio.com.

Male (foreground) and female (background) Puerto Rican Tody.

Photographed in Guanica Dry Forest 4 July 2010 by Mike Morel: http://mikemorelphotography.zenfolio.com.

Female Puerto Rican Tody with a lizard in her bill.

Female Puerto Rican Tody with lizard. Photographed in Sierra Bermeja Hills, Cabo Rojo 17 June 2013 by Mike Morel: http://mikemorelphotography.zenfolio.com.

Male Puerto Rican Tody vocalizing.
Male Puerto Rican Tody.

Photographed 9 June 2013 in Guanica Dry Forest by Mike Morel: http://mikemorelphotography.zenfolio.com.

Example of entrance to nest burrow.
Female Puerto Rican Tody at the entrance of her nest burrow.

Female Puerto Rican Tody at nest burrow entrance. Photographed Sierra Bermeja Hills, Cabo Rojo, 14 June 2013 by Mike Morel: http://mikemorelphotography.zenfolio.com.

The estimated total population of Puerto Rican Todies in Guanica Forest 1989-2013.

Based on MARK analyses of constant-effort mist netting data. Data are from seven netlines (192 m each) in 1989 and nine netlines 1990-2013. (J. Faaborg, unpublished data).

Recommended Citation

Fremgen, A. (2018). Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus), version 2.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.purtod1.02