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Snowy Sheathbill Gallery

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Choose from 35 pictures in our Snowy Sheathbill collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


BIO25153 Featured Snowy Sheathbill Print

BIO25153

Southern giant-petrel
Macronectes giganteus
eating a King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) chick, with a Snowy sheathbill (Chionis alba) in the foreground
Crozet Islands, Southern Indian Ocean

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Snowy sheathbill in flight Featured Snowy Sheathbill Print

Snowy sheathbill in flight

Snowy sheathbill (Chionis alba) in flight. This scavenger steals food from other birds and will also take eggs, small chicks, faeces, and carrion. The bare skin on its face and the cover on its bill (which gives the species its name) are adaptations for keeping clean while eating messy food. It breeds on the Antarctic coast and subantarctic islands, migrating to Argentina and the Falklands for winter. It is the only Antarctic bird to feed exclusively on land. Photographed at Port Lockroy, British Antarctic Territory, Antarctic Peninsula

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03746-00052-850 Featured Snowy Sheathbill Print

03746-00052-850

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba) adult, feeding around Southern Elephant-seal (Mirounga leonina) resting on beach, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, november

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