Anous minutus.

Anous minutus.

Anous minutus Boie, Isis, p. 188 (1884).

Type-locality: N.E. Australia.

Three specimens of a small Noddy have been obtained within Indian limits, one at Minicoy, one near Calcutta and one in the Bay of Bengal. All three of these are very dark birds with very long slender bills, which, with the difference in the white caps, at once separate them from tenuirostris but at the same time they are long in the wing for typical minutus. The grey of he head is confined to the crown and does not extend to the nape. It is difficult to place these specimens and probably, if their breeding-place could be found, they would prove to be another new race. Provisionally I place them under the name A. minutus worcesteri, of which the type-locality is the Philippines.

This species has been separated by Mathews generic-ally as Megalopterus. There seems to be no reason to adopt the genus for the purposes of this work and I retain it under Anous.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Anous minutus.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
147
M_ID: 
4437
M_CN: 
Black Noddy
M_SN: 
Anous minutus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4944

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