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Alternative name: Blue-grey Noddy

Anous ceruleus



Australasia: New Zealand, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Samoa Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga, Line Islands, Phoenix Island, Marshall Islands
Pacific Islands: French Polynesia, Marquesas, Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands, Austral Islands


Split from Grey Noddy (previously Blue-grey Noddy)1,2.
Formerly placed in genus Procelsterna.


There are 5 subspecies[1]

  • A. c. saxatilis:
  • A. c. nebouxi:
  • Ellice Island to Phoenix Islands, Fiji and western Samoa
  • A. c. ceruleus:
  • A. c. teretirostris:
  • Tuamotu Archipelago, Cook, Austral and Society islands
  • A. c. murphyi:
  • Gambier Islands


Open shallow sea.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Dickinson EC (ed.) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691117010

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