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Tody \To"dy\, n.; pl. Todies . [Cf. NL. todus, F. todier, G. todvogel.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivorous West Indian birds of the genus Todus. They are allied to the kingfishers.


n. Any of the genus ''Todus'' of small insectivorous Caribbean birds.


n. tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill


The todies are a family, Todidae, of Caribbean birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. The family has one genus, Todus. These are small, near passerine species of forests of the Greater Antilles: Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba, with adjacent islands, have one species each, and Hispaniola has two, the broad-billed tody in the lowlands (including Gonâve Island) and the narrow-billed tody in the highlands.

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Jonathal had plunged ahead and was prowling about among the todies of the guards, examining their belts.