Anous stolidus, Lin.
993. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 845 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 326,
Length, 14.5 to 16; wing, 10.25 to 11.5 ; tail, 5.5 to 6 ; tarsus, 1; bill, 1.5 to 1.75 ; middle-toe, 1.75. Legs and feet black ; irides brown.
Entirely sooty-brown, with a darker band along the radius, and the quills and tail blacker, somewhat paler on the head and neck; lores dark brown, with a narrow white line dividing this from the hue of the head, which at times appears to assume. a delicate purplish-ash color as far as the crown, gradually shading into the brown of the occiput; lower parts slightly lighter than above.
The young bird has the feathers blackish, edged with white. The Noddy occurs on the Sind and Mekran Coasts.