There are two members of the noddy family seen in North America. The Brown Noddy is the more common bird, which is seen along
the northern perimeters of the Gulf of Mexico and up along the eastern Atlantic coast. The Black Noddy is a vagrant, whose habitat
range is along the northern coast of South America. This noddy is sometimes seen on the Dry Tortugas Islands, at Fort Jefferson in the
spring time, amongst the Brown Noddy, who live there.
Noddies are very similar in appearance and behavior to terns. Having long pointed wings and long tail feathers, these seabirds are
capable of manoeuvring along the waters in search of food with ease.
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Classic Collection of North American Birds