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Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus)

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus)

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus)

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus) Snowy Sheathbills, Isla Pinguinos

Class: Aves
Family: Chionididae
Common Name: Snowy Sheathbill
Genus: Chionis
Species Name: albus

About The Snowy Sheathbill

This species breeds on the Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica), and along the Scotia Arc on the South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island, the South Orkney Islands and South Georgia (Georgia del Sur) and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Sandwich del Sur); and probably also on the South Sandwich Islands, where breeding has not been confirmed. It is a non-breeding migrant to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Tierra del Fuego (Chile and Argentina) and Patagonia (Argentina), with some birds wandering further north.

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Chionis albus. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Antarctica and Argentina

Member Lifelists

South America
Southern Ocean

Sites Where Observed


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