Noddies in the Rocks

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By Rick Schonely

Kalaupapa May 2016 167

Photo by Rick Schonely.

Noio koha, or brown noddy, is a Hawaiian shorebird that often nest on cliff sides and feed on fish and squid. Both parents incubate a single egg and feed the chick. The oldest known individual brown noddy lived to be 25 years old. Pictured here, a thriving colony of brown noddy was seen May 23 on the north side of Makanalua Peninsula at Kalauapapa, Molokai.


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