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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Noddies

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There are two members of the noddy family seen in North America. The Brown Noddy is more commonly 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 in springtime at Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas Island, 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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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds