Anous stolidus (Brown noddy, Common noddy) 

Grootbruinseeswael [Afrikaans]; Grootbruinsterretjie [Afrikaans]; Noddy [Dutch]; Noddi brun [French]; Noddiseeschwalbe [German]; Tinhosa-grande [Portuguese]

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Anous stolidus (Brown noddy, Common noddy) 

Brown noddy, California, USA. [photo Jeff Poklen ]

Distribution and habitat

Occurs across the tropical oceans of the world, breeding on oceanic islands before dispersing across the sea. It is a rare vagrant to the coast of southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal.

References

  • Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG 2005. Roberts - Birds of southern Africa, VIIth ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. 

 

 

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