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Black Noddy

Anous minutus

Among the thousands of Brown Noddies at the Dry Tortugas, Florida, one or two Black Noddies have been found in most years since 1960. This tropical tern, slightly smaller and darker than the Brown Noddy, has not yet been proven to nest there.
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Among the thousands of Brown Noddies at the Dry Tortugas, Florida, one or two Black Noddies have been found in most years since 1960. This tropical tern, slightly smaller and darker than the Brown Noddy, has not yet been proven to nest there.
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