Kōrero: Gulls, terns and skuas

Black noddy

Black noddy

Black (white-capped) noddies build nests in tree forks or shrubs, gluing twigs, leaves and litter together with their faeces. On islands without trees or shrubs, they make nests on rock. They breed in small numbers in New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands, but are more numerous on islands off north-east Australia. When roosting they have an odd way of spreading themselves out as if sunbathing.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10043421
Photograph by Don Merton

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Noddies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6150/black-noddy (accessed 23 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015