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Cuban Tody

Cuban Tody
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/300 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-06 5:35
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From my recent vacation in Cuba

Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor)
Order: Coraciiformes Family:Todidae:Monotypic

A small, colorful bird with a distinctly big-headed
appearance. The most brightly colored member of the genus, the Cuban Tody has bright green upperparts with gleaming yellowish-green supercilia, yellow lores, red throat, pinkish flanks, whitish belly, and bright yellow crissum. This species is the only member of the genus occurring in Cuba, where it is widespread across a diversity of habitats and often abundant where it occurs. As is the case with other Todus, this species nests in holes burrowed in clay embankments, occasionally in a rotten trunk or even at the entrance to limestone caves.
(from "NeotropicalBirds")

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fantastic closeup, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-06 11:00]

Hi Mario,so you went in Cuba you too like me....i hope to see some butterfly pic too but i think that you thought only at birds...ehehe..and this is absolutely beautiful,what a colors,impressive capture very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-06 14:54]

Hello Mario,
Awesome bird, the iridescent colors are unreal!! This is the first time I have ever heard of this gorgeous species.

Hi, Mario. This is a awesome picture of the Cuban Tody in a nice diagonal composition with beautiful colors and of course a big head and nice beautiful eyes.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2016-01-07 3:10]

Such a colorful bird.
Great details and sharpness.


The most colorful bird that I've seen.
Fine example, pretty BG ,sharp and bright colors.
Fantastic picture Mario.

Thanks for sharing.

Excellent photography, Mario. Very attractive color and its structure.
Thanks for showing,

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