Lesser noddy

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Lesser noddy
Anous tenuirostris 01.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Anous
Species: A. tenuirostris
Binomial name
Anous tenuirostris
(Temminck, 1823)
Lesser noddy

The lesser noddy (Anous tenuirostris), also known as the sooty noddy, is a species of tern in the Sternidae family. It is found near the coastlines of Comoros, Kenya, Liberia, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.