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Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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Coraciiformes > Todidae

Puerto Rican Tody

Todus mexicanus

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A tiny, brilliant-green resident of wooded habitats. There are no similar species within its range. Typically perches at low to middle levels in the forest and sallies forth to snag insects from the undersides of leaves. When not actively pursuing a meal, sits rather motionless. Most active, and thus most easily seen, when the sun comes out following rain. Most often first detected by its voice: a loud buzzy “zhip, zhip.”

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Neotropical Birds

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