Black Noddy (species: Anous minutus) in Birds of Honduras (Gaia Guide)
Anous minutus
Black Noddy

©Gregg Yan: Black Noddy (Anous minutus)

©Glen Fergus: Black Noddy with chick at Lady Elliot Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Laridae
Genus Anous
Species Anous minutus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 35 cm to 38 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 66 cm to 72 cm


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It has a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical seas, with colonies widespread in the Pacific Ocean and more scattered across the Caribbean, central Atlantic and in the northeast Indian Ocean. At sea it is usually seen close to its breeding colonies within 80 km of shore. Birds return to colonies, or other islands, in order to roost at night. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Breeding birds

© Robson Silva e Silva

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.