Noio (Black Noddy)

Noio (Black Noddy)

The noio or black noddy is a medium-sized, abundant, and gregarious tern. They fly with rapid wing beats, usually direct and low over the ocean; this species almost never soars high. Noio generally forage in nearshore waters. Noio are found throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago, including: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, and the Big Island as well as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Photo by James Brennan Molokai Hawaii