Monday, October 1, 2012

Brown Noddy

Noddies are found over warm ocean water, where they feed by swooping or gently dipping to the surface. In Java Island the Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) is more common than Black Noddy (Anous minutus). Has been recorded in Ujung Kulon National Park, Jakarta Bay, and Karimun Jawa National Park.

Identify: Medium size, dark, brown bird. Adults have ashy-white forehead and crown sharply demarcated from black lores, merging evenly into gray nape. Long, narrow, wedged-shaped tail. Bill is black and stouter than the black noddy. Legs/feet dark brown. Weigh twice as much as black noddies. Young noddies have a more restricted white cap on forehead than adults.

 Brown Noddy Feeding habits:

Location: Jakarta Bay (North Jakarta) and Karimun Jawa National Park (Central Java)
Photo were taken during Christmas Island Frigatebird survey at Jakarta Bay and during Dolphin Survey at Karimun Jawa National Park.

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