San Pedrito (“Little Saint Peter”) – A Puerto Rican Jewel

The Puerto Rican Tody is a tody endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico. Despite is scientific name, Todus mexicanus, it is endemic to Puerto Rico. It is commonly known locally as “San Pedrito” (“Little Saint Peter”).  They are an attractive little bird and commonly found in forested regions around Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rican Tody

Puerto Rican Tody

El Yunque rainforest is a good place to see them.  They are very small with an average body length of 11 cm and weight of 5 to 6 g.  Although they look like they are related to hummingbirds, they are actually closer related to the kingfisher family.  More information about Puerto Rican Todies here.

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