snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus), western swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Français : Planche N°86 dessinée par Edouard Traviés provenant du livre "Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation" par Georges Cuvier (Tome 4), seconde édition de 1828, représentant :
-en haut : Chionis blanc (Chionis albus)
-en bas : Talève sultane (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Date 26 April 2013, 08:59:23
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.
The western swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. From its French name talève sultane, it is also known as the sultana bird. This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily recognisable in its native range. It used to be considered the nominate subspecies of the purple swamphen. It is found in Iberia, France, Sardinia and North Africa to Tunisia.