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Brown Noddy

 

Caption on print: Noddy Tern

The Brown Noddy was painted on May 11, 1832, on Noddy Key in the Dry Tortugas. Havell's background has no resemblance to the Tortugas and Keys.

The eggs "afford excellent eating, and our sailors seldom failed to collect bucketfuls of them daily during our stay at the Tortugas."

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