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- n. Plural form of tody.
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A remarkable 36 genera are endemic to the region, as well as two endemic families: the palmchat (Dulus dominicus) of the family Dulidae and the todies (family Todidae).
The added gas, M. M.nge ably contends, cannot proceed from any other fource than the water held in folution by all aeriform todies, the oxygen of which he fuppofes to combine with the mercury.
If you’re more familiar with the inclusion of these birds within Coraciiformes – the name previously used for rollers, kingfishers, bee-eaters, todies, motmots, hoopoes and hornbills – then you’ll be interested to know that there is now good evidence indicating that this grouping is artificial.