Broad-billed tody

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Broad-billed tody
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Todidae
Genus: Todus
Species: T. subulatus
Binomial name
Todus subulatus
G.R. Gray, 1847

The broad-billed tody (Todus subulatus) is one of the two species of tody native to the island of Hispaniola. It can be identified by its small size, stubby beak, ruby-red throat, and green back.

While its close relative, the narrow-billed tody is more prevalent in the higher altitude areas, the broad-billed tody prefers lower altitude habitats. To nest, it digs into a river bank, similar to a kingfisher.

The broad-billed tody is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


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