French: Todier de Cuba German: Vielfarbentodi Spanish: Barrancolí cubano
no locality = western Cuba
Cuba, including larger cays off N coast (Lucas, Salinas, Fábrica, Cueva, Caguanes, Palma, Coco, Romano, Guajaba, Sabinal, Saetia)#R, and I of Pines.
c. 10–11 cm; 4·3–8·5 g. Most brilliantly coloured tody, with smallest bill. Bright green above; yellow-green, almost iridescent supercilia, yellow... read more
Highly distinctive vocalizations: a hard, rapid chattering and comparatively loud “tot-tot-... read more
Ecologically adaptable. Commonly found in xeric, mesic, wet and riparian woodland, thickets,... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous. Recorded prey include caterpillars, small adult and larval insects, a coreid bug (Hemiptera), sphinx moths (... read more
Season Mar/Apr–Jun. Excavates burrow c. 30 cm long in earth bank, rotten log, or occasionally at cave entrance, sometimes in level... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to Cuba EBA. Widespread and locally common, especially in gulleys. In 1970, common in protected... read more
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