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Procelsterna cerulea   (Bennett, 1840)

Blue noddy
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Charadriiformes | Laridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Others.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 45.00 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 2.48 cm; wing: 20.5 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 25 to 30 cm; Wingspan: 46 to 61 cm (Ref. 8812). Coastal or nearshore (Refs. 356, 122680); occasionally offshore (Ref. 356). Feeds around upwelling currents (Ref. 356). Exhibits pattering and dipping behavior (Ref. 356); sometimes paddles on water (Ref. 91362). Feeds nearshore, capturing the smallest prey of any Hawaiian seabird, mainly larval lizardfishes, flounders, goatfishes and flyingfish, as well as squid, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 122680). Solitary breeder or forms small loose breeding colonies. Sedentary (Ref. 91362).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 August 2018

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 17.9 - 28.9, mean 26.2 (based on 854 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.