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Cuban Tody (30)
Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
From my recent vacation to Cuba

Cuban Tody - Todus multicolor

The Cuban Tody is endemic to Cuba and is thought to be the oldest surviving member of the Tody family which is confined to the Greater Antilles and comprises 5 species. It is found in a variety of habitats mainly forest and woodland where it feeds on caterpillars, insects and spiders.It rarely eats small fruit. Some have been known to eat caterpillars, spiders, and small lizards. Mongooses and people in poor areas eat Cuban Todies. Otherwise, it is a delight to people watching.They have small, flat bills, and are often seen in pairs. When perched, sometimes repeats a peculiar short tot-tot-tot-tot. The most characteristic call is a soft pprreeee-pprreeee, that gave origin to its common name, 'Pedorrera'. When nesting they dig a tunnel about 0.3 metres (0.98 ft) in length with a chamber at the end in a clay embankment, though sometimes they use a rotten trunk or tree cavity. The walls of the tunnel and the egg chamber are covered with a thick glue-like substance mixed with grass, lichen, algae, small feathers and other materials that probably act as a sealant.

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Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
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