Scientific Name:

Chionis minor


Black-faced Sheathbill


Black-faced Sheathbill Fact File

Distribution: Sub-antarctic islands in the southern Indian Ocean – Prince Edward Islands; the Crozet Islands; Kerguelen Islands; and Heard Island

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

C. m. marionensis: Prince Edward and Marion Island
C. m. crozettensis: Crozet Island
C. m. minor: Kerguelen Island
C. m. nasicornis: Heard and McDonald Island

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Dominique Filippi

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