|Michaelmas Key, Queensland, Australia
The Brown Noddy is distributed in the tropics and sub-tropics mainly south of the Equator. It breeds on islands and coral reefs and nests on cliffs, in trees or, as is the case at Michaelmas Key, on the ground.
|It feeds on small fish and squid mainly by hover-dipping or
contact-dipping. It forage up to 50 kilometres away from the colony.
It is dark chocolate brown with a pale grey crown turning to white on the forehead. The sub-species found in Australia A. s. pileatus, is noted as having a more bluish-grey crown.
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