Texas Pelagics

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Black Noddy

by | Jun 14, 2022

* Black Noddy  Anous minutus

TX Coastal / Offshore Status:  Accidental, with four documented records.

Gulf of Mexico Status: Irregular visitor amoung Brown Noddies at the Dry Tortugas, FL. A vagrant in the West Indies.

Range: Occurs through much of the tropical and subtropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Nearest breeding colony in Aruba.

Similar Species: Separating Black from Brown Noddy requires detailed study of both plumage and bill structure.

Never Seen on Texas Pelagic trip. Accidental in Texas.
* Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation to TBRC.
(1) TOS Handbook of Texas Birds; by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman (2005)


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