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  Snowy Sheathbill
Chionis albus
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)
Black-faced Sheathbill
Chionis minor
IOC 9.2

Snowy Sheathbill
Chionis albus
Western Cape, South Africa - 2005-08-10
© Nigel Hewitt

Field guides

Plate/page: 30

van Perlo, Ber
A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Plate/page: 160

Sinclair, I.
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Plate/page: 154

Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.
Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.

Plate/page: 15

Jaramillo, A.
Birds of Chile


  • Chionis albus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Chionis albus: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Sinclair, I.: Sasol Birds of Southern Africa; Struik, 4:e edition. 2011; ISBN:1-770-07925-4
  • van Perlo, Ber: A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil; Oxford University Press, October 9, 2009; ISBN:0-195-30155-2
  • Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.: Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.; Struik, 2003; ISBN:1-868-72857-9
  • Jaramillo, A.: Birds of Chile; Helm Field Guides, 2003; ISBN:0-713-64688-8
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Gulls, Terns, Alcids, Sandpipers
    Family Sheathbills
    Genus Chionis
    Species Snowy Sheathbill
    (Gmelin, JF, 1789)
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    AN s Atlantic islands Non-breeding: coastal Southern Cone
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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