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H. Douglas Pratt

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  1. Viewers should be aware that Black Noddy shows broad geographic variation worldwide, with at least one subsp. (Hawaiian erythrogenys) probably deserving species status. So if your experience is entirely with tropical Pacific forms, especially in the main Hawaiian Is., you should identify this bird with caution. My credentials are that I have experience with both species in both oceans, mostly in the Pacific, and took photos of a Black Noddy at Dry Tortugas in March 1991. I have also examined specimens of all forms in several museums. I will address both of the recently reported Blacks in th
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