Brown Noddy Anous stolidus



Distinguishing Characteristics

35.5 - 40.5 cm. Eyes yellow. Bill black, 4 cm long. Body plumage dark brown. Wings darker, short and rounded relatively. Tail blackish, wedge-shaped. Individuals first summer (March-August): Eyebrow and forehead white. Feathers that cover the wings above cinnamon buff. Adult individuals: Eyebrow white. Crown grayish white, pale gray to grayish brown on nape. Feathers that cover the wings above dark brown. Males and females are similar. Immature lacks of clear crown, the feathers that cover the wings above are pale brown.

Similar Species

Black Noddy (Anous minutus) is smaller, has the inferior part of wings dark, and white crown broader.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: