Family: CHIONIDAE (Bonaparte 1832)

Genus: Chionis

    Chionis – Greek; khion snow (Forster 1788).
  • South America; Snowy Sheathbill.
  • Antarctica/Sub Antarctic and Southern Indian Ocean Islands: Snowy and Black-faced Sheathbill.

C. m. marionensis (Reichenow 1908)
C. m. crozettensis (Sharpe 1896)
C. m. minor (Hartlaub 1841)
C. m. nasicornis (Reichenow 1904)

  • BirdLife International: IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2020
  • del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot & Jordi Sargatal: Handbook of the Birds of the World – Vol. 3 (1996)
  • Hayman, Peter, John Marchant & Tony Prater: Shorebirds – An identification guide to the waders of the world (1986)
  • Jobling, James A.: Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)
  • Seebohm, Henry: The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or, The Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes, and Their Allies (1888)

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Black-faced Sheathbill
BLACK-FACED SHEATHBILL – Least Concern
Snowy Sheathbill
SNOWY SHEATHBILL – Least Concern