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


Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica - Feb, 1997 © Kanae Hirabayashi  New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  Salisbury Plain, South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 17, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Sw. 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 65S. 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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