Noodys are in the Tern family Sternidae and in the genus Anous. There are three species in this genus.

Brown Noddy or Common Noddy, Anous stolidus
Black Noddy, Anous minutus
Lesser Noddy, Anous tenuirostris. sometimes considered a subspecies of Black Noddy.

Photographs are presented of the Brown Noody taken in the Galapagos