Anous minutus   Boie,  1844 (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Sternidae

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Description
Size: 34 cm.

Voice: A querulous krrrk, krikrikrik.

Habits: A typical noddy. Details not recorded in Indian waters.

Adult: Very similar to Brown Noddy but faster with more fluttering flight. Distinguished by its smaller and slimmer appearance, darker brownish-black plumage, slimmer, straighter and longer-looking bill (longer than head), shorter tail which is falling level with wing tips at rest (cf beyond wing-tips in Brown Noody), whiter forehead and crown. Juvenile: Best separated by the bill shape, faint pale fringes to upperparts and the whiter head.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Black Noddy (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Open Sea, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Carnivorous, mainly fish.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• INDIA
• SRI LANKA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Birds of India Available at - http://www.kolkatabirds.com/
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

Page last updated on:2013-02-11

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