Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Todidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Aleshia Fremgen

Priorities for Future Research

Many aspects of the biology of Puerto Rican Tody are unknown or need replicated studies. We know little about juvenile dispersal, the helpers during the breeding season, predators and their effect on populations, molt timing or progress, and geographic variation throughout the island. Although the tody appears common, further research could be warranted on the influences of anthropogenic disturbances on their populations.

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