Noddies of the CNMI

Chamorro – Fahang dikike’/dankolo * Carolinian – Rees / She’e’lap


Noddies are dark seabirds with light foreheads and crowns. The Black noddy (Anous minutus) is smaller, darker and has a longer, thinner, bill than the Brown noddy (Anous stolidus). Like other seabirds, they drink saltwater and have a special gland that gets rid of the excess salt.
Factoid: Fish Finder
Fishermen like to follow noddies because they follow schools of small fish and squid … that’s where the big fish like tuna and mahi can be found.


True or False: The black noddy is larger than the brown noddy.

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