Story: Gulls, terns and skuas

Grey noddy

Grey noddy

Grey noddies breed on the Kermadec Islands, where they are numerous. Sometimes they also visit islands closer to the North Island. Their flight is graceful and floating, and they perform intricate courtship displays, with one bird hovering and weaving across the other’s flight path.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Noddies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015