; class Aves, order Coraciiformes)
A family which comprises the single genus Todus, of small birds which have green upper-parts, red throats, and pink or yellow flanks. They have long, fairly narrow bills, with red lower mandibles. They have large heads, short necks, and rounded bodies. Their wings are short and rounded, their tails medium-length, and their legs slender, with long, syndactylous toes. They inhabit forests and bush, feed on insects and fruit, and nest in holes in banks. There are five species, confined to the W. Indies.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.