Noio / Noddy Tern
Brown or black, with the brown one larger, the noio nests in a range of habitat, from beaches to forest trees. Noddy terns feed in flocks by plunging or dipping for fish and squid; black noddies often fish near shore. These birds fish in the day and return to their home island at night; thus, like the manu o ku or white tern, their flight is a clue to the direction of an island, from the island in the morning, to the island in the late afternoon. Approximate Range from Land: 40 miles.