Black Noddy (Anous minutus)

Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Laridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Hawaiian Islands

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Identification & Behavior: ~24.5 cm (9.6 in). The Black Noddy is dusky-black with a distinctive white forehead and crown. The juvenile is dusky-brown with a pale forehead.

Status: The Black Noddy is known if Peru from an individual captured onboard an oil exploration vessel 16 nautical miles off the port of Pacasmayo. The specimen is housed in the John O’neil Collection at CORBIDI.

Name in Spanish: Tiñosa Negra.

Sub-species: Black Noddy (Anous minutus).

Meaning of Name: Anous: Gr. anous= silly, foolish; and (Latin). minutus: L.  little, lower.

See more of the Family Laridae   peru aves

Distribution Map
black noddyVoice:
Generally silent at sea.


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.