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Broad-billed Tody

Posted by bonesaw on June 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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One of my favorite species in the Dominican Republic is the Broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus). It is one of two endemic Tody species here in the DR, the Narrow-billed Tody being the second. It is a very small bird with a large head and a long bill, a very short/rapid flight, seen most often in the low to mid story. Its nest is a small burrow usually dug along short, muddy embankments. Many of these burrows I’ve found have also not been far from human establishments (i.e. roads, trails, houses, etc.)