Lesser noddy

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Lesser noddy
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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 family Sternidae. It is found near the coastlines of Comoros, Kenya, Liberia, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.


There are two subspecies of the lesser noddy:


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Anous tenuirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.