LESSER NODDY FACTS
The Lesser Noddy is the smallest of the three Australian noddies. It is grey black bird with white cap. The white cap spreads further down the head than in the White-capped Noddy and Common Noddy. The Common Noddy has overlapping range but can be distinguished as it is bigger and more brown in colour.
30cm - 35cm
tropical and sub-tropical seas, off shore islands
nests on the Houtman Abrolhos islands in White Mangroves trees (Avicennia marina). Lays a single creamy white lightly spotted egg.
The Lesser Noddy is found in southern and eastern Africa and islands of the Indian Ocean. In Australia it is breeds on the Houtman Abrolhos islands off Western Australia, and occasionally seen in other areas off western coast of Western Australia..
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:||Lesser Noddy|
Relatives in same Genus
White-capped Noddy (A. minutus)
Common Noddy (A. stolidus)