Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown noddy and lesser noddy live side-by-side on Bird island, and can be hard to distinguish from one another, but when you look for these two distinct differences it should be a breeze:

Lesser noddy has more grey on head and in particular between the eye and nostrils/beak (the lore).
Brown noddy has distinctly darker, blackish flight feathers, seen best here in the image 3 and 4, and brown lore.

This ravenous juvenile is perhaps receiving one its very last meals before it has to fend for itself.

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

It sounds like this:


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