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Snowy Sheathbill

Chionis albus (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

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 Antarctica's only land bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Chionidae
Genus:
  Chionis

Scientific:
  Chionis albus

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.705

Protonym:
  Vaginalis alba

Avibase ID:
  62AC9C19E209962D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/62AC9C19

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824031

Geographic range:

  • Chionis albus: S Argentina, s Chile, Antarctic Peninsula and Falkland Islands
English:
Snowy Sheathbill
Czech:
štítonos světlezobý
German:
Weißgesicht-Scheidenschnabel
Danish:
Gulnæbbet Skedenæb
Spanish:
Picovaina de las Malvinas
Finnish:
keltatuppinokka
French:
Chionis blanc
Icelandic:
Snæslíðri
Italian:
Chione niveo
Japanese:
sayahashichidori
Japanese:
サヤハシチドリ
Dutch:
Zuidpoolkip
Norwegian:
Antarktisslirenebb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Antarktisslirenebb
Polish:
pochwodziób zóltodzioby
Portuguese:
Pomba-antartica
Portuguese (Brazil):
Pomba-antártica
Russian:
Большая белая ржанка
Slovak:
belák snežný
Swedish:
gulnäbbad slidnäbb
Ukrainian:
Сніжниця жовтодзьоба
Chinese:
白鞘嘴鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Yellow-billed Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Yellow-billed Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Yellow-billed Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chionis blanc ( Chionis albus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chionis blanc ( Chionis alba)
Clements 1st edition:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 3rd edition:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 4th edition:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Clements 6th edition:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements, version 2015:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements, version 2016:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements, version 2017:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Clements, version 2018:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 1.50:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 1.52:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 1.53:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 1.54:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 1.55:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 2015:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 2016:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 2017:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
eBird version 2018:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Pale-faced Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
James Lee Peters:
Chionis alba
James Lee Peters (original):
Chionis alba
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Chionis alba
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis albus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chionis albus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chionis albus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Amerikaanse Peddie, Grootskedebek
Catalan: Colom antàrtic becgroc
Czech: Štítonos bílý, štítonos světlezobý
Danish: Gulnæbbet Skedenæb
German: Amerikanischer Scheidenschnabel, Weißgesicht-Scheidenschnabel
English: American Sheathbill, Greater Sheathbill, Pale-faced Sheathbill, Snowy Paddy, Snowy Sheathbill, Wattled Sheathbill, Yellow-billed Sheathbill
English (IOC): Snowy Sheathbill
Spanish: Paloma antártica, Paloma Antártica Blanca, Paloma-Antártica, Picovaina de las Malvinas, Picovaina de Malvinas
Spanish (Argentine): Paloma antártica, Paloma-Antártica
Spanish (Chile): Paloma antártica
Spanish (Spain): Picovaina de Las Malvinas
Spanish (HBW): Snowy Sheathbill
Spanish (Uruguay): Paloma Antártica
Estonian: lääne-tuppnokk
Finnish: Keltatuppinokka
French: Bec-en-fourreau blanc, Chionis blanc
Hungarian: falklandi tokoscsőrű
Icelandic: Snæslíðri
Italian: Chione bianco, Chione niveo
Japanese: sayahashichidori
Japanese: サヤハシチドリ
Scientific: Chionis alba, Chionis albus, Vaginalis alba
Lithuanian: Baltasis makščiasnapis
Dutch: Zuidpoolkip
Norwegian Nynorsk: Antarktisslirenebb
Norwegian: Antarktisslirenebb
Polish: pochwodziób zóltodzioby, pochwodziób żółtodzioby
Portuguese: bico-de-bainha-branco, Pomba-antartica, pomba-antártica
Portuguese (Brazil): bico-de-bainha-branco, pomba-antartica, Pomba-antártica
Portuguese (Portugal): Pomba-antárctica
Russian: Белая ржанка, Большая белая ржанка
Slovak: Belák snežný
Serbian: Snežni kanijaš
Swedish: gulnäbbad slidnäbb, Större slidnäbb
Ukrainian: Сніжниця жовтодзьоба
Chinese: 白鞘嘴鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 白鞘嘴鷗

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