Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) Science Article 1
Davies and Carrick (1962) suggested that adults should distinguish their own young from offspring of neighboring conspecifics by the time their young become mobile enough to leave the nest and mix with other youngbirds. The influence of the type of nest in shaping recognition behavior is illustrated by members of the family Laridae, which show diversityin nest sites and structure.
DIANE E. RISKA, The AUK, vol. 101