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Common Noddies

Image # 1D2_03121

Coast of Santiago Island


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 400 mm

ISO 400, f/11, 1/800 second

Manual Metering



I don't recall if this was taken from the panga, or the yacht, but we saw a number of these in a few locations at the beginning, and again at the end, of our time in the Galapagos. Also called the Brown Noddy, this bird is a member of the Tern family, and a tropical seabird with a worldwide distribution. (And special thanks to Chris Barnes, for correcting my initial error in calling these sooty terns!)