Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sheathbills :: Snowy Sheathbill
Snowy Sheathbill Chionis alba
Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): American Sheathbill, Pale-faced Sheathbill
Old scientific name(s): Chionis albus
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RangeSw. Atlantic Ocean on Subantarctic Islands;
Antarctic Peninsula and islands of the Scotia Arc, South Shetland Is., Elephant Is., South Orkney Is. and South Gerogia s. to 65°S. Possibly South Sandwich Is.
Winters s. South America (Brazil, Bahia (Abrolhos Is.), Uruguay, Argentina and Chile) and Falkland Is.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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