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snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)

Pale-faced Sheathbill
Français : Chionis blanc ou Bec en fourreau
Date 27 December 2007
Author Samuel Blanc.

The snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus), also known as the greater sheathbill, pale-faced sheathbill, and paddy, is one of two species of sheathbill. It is usually found on the ground. It is the only land bird native to Antarctica.
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Chionididae
Genus: Chionis
Species: Chionis albus Gmelin, 1789
Chionis alba Gmelin, 1789
Vaginalis alba Gmelin, 1789

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Scientific Name: Chionis albus (Gmelin, 1789)
Chionis alba Gmelin, 1789
Vaginalis alba Gmelin, 1789
Common Names: Snowy Sheathbill, American Sheathbill, Pale-faced Sheathbill
French: Chionis blanc German: Weißgesicht-Scheidenschnabel Spanish: Picovaina de las Malvinas
Taxonomy: Vaginalis alba J. F. Gmelin, 1789, New Zealand; error = Falkland Islands.
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