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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Todidae — the todies.


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  • Among the endemic birds associated with mangroves are the Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus, the Jamaican tody Todus todus, and endemic subspecies of the mangrove warbler Dendroica petechia gundlachi, and the clapper rail Rallus longirostris caribaeus.

    Greater Antilles mangroves

  • Birds are also highly diverse, most notable because they are endemic to the island including the olive-capped warbler (Dendroica pityophila), the critically endangered Cuban kite (Chondrohierax wilsonii), the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), which is gravely in danger of becoming extinct given how rare it is and that only a few individuals may survive, the Cuban trogon (Priotelus temnurus), rose-throated parrot (Amazona leucocephala leucocephala and A.l. palmarum) and the Cuban tody (Todus multicolor).

    Cuban pine forests

  • Some of the most characteristic are the Hispaniolan parrot (Amazona ventralis), the parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera), the Hispamiolan lizard cuckoo (Saurothera longirostris), the palm crow (Corvus palmarum), the American kestrel (Falco sparverius), the Vervain hummingbird (Mellisuga minima), the narrow-billed tody or "barrancolí" (Todus angustriostris).

    Hispaniolan moist forests

  • Also to be seen are birds such as the tocororo (Priotelus temnurus), zunzuncito or pájaro mosca (Mellisuga helenae), sabanero (Sturnella magna hipocrepis), cartacuba (Todus multicolor), carpintero jabado (Melanerpes superciliaris) and the bat endemic to the island, Mormopterus minutus.

    Cuban dry forests


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