COMMON NODDY FACTS
The Common Noddy is similar to the White-capped Noddy but is larger and not as dark. The underside of the wing is pale. It is a dark brown seabird with white cap. The bill and feet are dark coloured. Young birds have less white on top of the head. Often forms large colonies of more than 100,000 birds.
37cm - 40cm
tropical and sub-tropical seas, off shore islands
They feed on fish, squid, molluscs, insects
Nest is large colonies. The nest is a saucer made of seaweed, twigs and other plant material on the ground or in a low bush. Lays a single creamy white lightly spotted egg.
The common Noddy is found around the subtropical coast of Australia from Western Australia round the northern Territory, Queensland to New South Wales. It is found around the world in tropical coastal areas.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Common Noddy|
Relatives in same Genus
White-capped Noddy (A. minutus)
Lesser Noddy (A. tenuirostris)