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Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus)

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus)

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus) in habitat, Antarctica.

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus) in habitat, Antarctica.

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) flies over a crowd of King Penguins.  They cohabitate with other birds & animals in the Antarctic: Penguins, skuas, sea lions, gulls, shags, ...

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) flies over a crowd of King Penguins. They cohabitate with other birds & animals in the Antarctic: Penguins, skuas, sea lions, gulls, shags, ...

South Georgia Shag (Phalacrocorax georgianus) An adult opening its wing (with a Pale-faced Sheathbill)

South Georgia Shag (Phalacrocorax georgianus) An adult opening its wing (with a Pale-faced Sheathbill)

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province – Focusing on Wildlife

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province – Focusing on Wildlife

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) have very steady feet.

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) have very steady feet.

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province –- Sheathbills are a family of birds, Chionidae. Classified in the wader order Charadriiformes, the family contains one genus, Chionis, with only two species. They breed on subantarctic islands & the Antarctic Peninsula, & the snowy sheathbill migrates to the Falkland Islands & coastal southern South America in the southern winter; they are the only bird family endemic as breeders to the Antarctic region.

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus) in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province –- Sheathbills are a family of birds, Chionidae. Classified in the wader order Charadriiformes, the family contains one genus, Chionis, with only two species. They breed on subantarctic islands & the Antarctic Peninsula, & the snowy sheathbill migrates to the Falkland Islands & coastal southern South America in the southern winter; they are the only bird family endemic as breeders to the Antarctic region.

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus)  feet are NOT webbed.

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis albus) feet are NOT webbed.

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus), the only non-seabird in the Antarctic. Sheathbills patiently wait for the perfect moment to make a feeding chick regurgitate its meal of krill.

Snowy (Pale-faced) Sheathbill (Chionis albus), the only non-seabird in the Antarctic. Sheathbills patiently wait for the perfect moment to make a feeding chick regurgitate its meal of krill.

Snowy Sheathbill stamps - mainly images - gallery format

Snowy Sheathbill stamps - mainly images - gallery format

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