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Todus todus

(Jamaican Tody)


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Common Names

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Common Names in Chinese:


Common Names in Czech:

Todi zelený

Common Names in Danish:


Common Names in Dutch:

Jamaicaanse Todie

Common Names in English:

Jamaican Tody

Common Names in Estonian:

jamaica todi, jamaika todi

Common Names in Finnish:


Common Names in French:

Todier de Jamaïque, Todier de la Jamaïque, Todier vert

Common Names in German:

Grüntodi, Jamaikatodi

Common Names in Hungarian:

jamaicai todi

Common Names in Italian:

Todo della Giamaica, Todo della iamaica

Common Names in Japanese:

jamaikakobitodori, ジャマイカコビトドリ

Common Names in Latin:

Todus todus

Common Names in Norwegian:


Common Names in Polish:

plaskodziobek maly, płaskodziobek mały

Common Names in Russian:

Ямайский тоди

Common Names in Slovak:

todi zelený

Common Names in Spanish:

Barrancolí Jamaicano, Cortacubas Jamaiquino

Common Names in Swedish:



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Vegetation: tropical lowland evergreen forest, tropical deciduous forests, tropical lowland evergreen forest, second-growth forests and woodlands, tropical lowland evergreen forest, mangrove forests • Maximum Elevation: 1,800 meters • Zoogeographic Region: Jamaica • Foraging Strata: Midstory • Center of Abundance: Lower tropical: lowlands, lower than 500 m.; tropics. • Sensitivity to Disturbance: Low

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 5,308 meters (0 to 17,415 feet).[1]

Ecology: List of Habitats :


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Todus todus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Recognized by these authorities: American Ornithologists' Union: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · BirdLife International Checklist: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · Clements Checklist: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · eBird: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · Howard and Moore: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · IOC World Bird List: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · Sibley and Monroe: Jamaican Tody (Todus todus) · Zoonomen: Todus todus

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Todus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 5 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. angustirostris (Narrow-Billed Tody) · T. mexicanus (Puerto Rican Tody) · T. multicolor (Cuban Tody) · T. subulatus (Broad-Billed Tody) · T. todus (Jamaican Tody)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 06, 2008:



  1. Mean = 553.880 meters (1,817.192 feet), Standard Deviation = 834.580 based on 116,783 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-29