International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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Short Communication - International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2020) Volume 8, Issue 4

FIRST RECORD OF PELAGIC LESSER NODDY (Anous tenuirostris) ON EAST COAST IN PULICAT LAKE BIRD SANCTUARY, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

The lesser noddy (Anous tenuirostris), also known as the sooty noddy, is a seabird in the family Laridae. The lesser noddy occurs on islands in the tropical and subtropical Indian Ocean. The present report of the three records showed that it is a first recorded observation of lesser noddy in East coast of Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The present observation of East coast from the month of August and October 2018 from Kanyakumari and Chennai shows that more number of lesser noddies were migrating the East coasts for foraging. Further surveys from the East and West coastlines in the month of April to October non breeding season of lesser noddy is highly warranted to understating their foraging behaviors as well as migrating structure of lesser noddy in the coastlines of southern Indian regions.

Author(s): Thirunaranan KVRK, Samson A*, Rajkumar M

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