Brown Noddy

Anous stolidus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

BRNO

Code 6

ANOSTO

ITIS

HEAD

Brown Noddy Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: White with gray wash.
  • Forehead Color: White with gray wash.
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Gray-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Brown Noddy Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 38-41 cm (15-16 in)
  • Weight: 272 g (9.59 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Gray-brown
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Brown Noddy Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Pelagic, flies low over water. Dives from surface to catch food; does not plunge-dive.
  • Wingspan Range: 81-84 cm (32-33 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown overall with faint spotting.
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown
  • Under Tail: Gray-brown
  • Leg Color: Gray-black to brown.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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