Tody

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Todies
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Todidae
Genera

Todus

The todies are a family of tropical birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers.

These are small near passerine species of forests in the Caribbean. These birds have colourful plumage and resembles kingfishers, but with flattened bills with serrated edges. They eat small prey such as insects and lizards.

Like most of the Coraciiformes, todies nest in tunnels in the ground, laying about four white eggs.

Species list

Family: Todidae

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