Black-faced Sheathbill

Chionis minor - Petit Chionis

Petit Chionis
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Chionidés

  • Genus
    :

    Chionis

  • Species
    :

    minor

Descriptor

Hartlaub, 1841

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 41 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 74 à 79 cm.
  • Weight
    : 450 à 760 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black-faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor) is a species of bird in the Chionidae family.

Subspecific information 4 subspecies

  • Chionis minor minor (Kerguelen Is.. s Indian Ocean.)
  • Chionis minor marionensis (Prince Edward and Marion Is.. south of South Africa.)
  • Chionis minor crozettensis (Crozet Is.. s Indian Ocean.)
  • Chionis minor nasicornis (Heard and McDonald Is.. s Indian Ocean.)

Foreign names

  • Petit Chionis,
  • Picovaina de las Kerguelen,
  • Pomba-antártica-de-cara-preta,
  • Schwarzgesicht-Scheidenschnabel,
  • kerguleni tokoscsőrű,
  • Klein IJshoen,
  • Chione faccianera,
  • Mindre slidnäbb,
  • Maskeslirenebb,
  • belák čiernozobý,
  • štítonos černozobý,
  • Sortnæbbet Skedenæb,
  • mustatuppinokka,
  • colom antàrtic becnegre,
  • pochwodziób czarnodzioby,
  • Чернолицая белая ржанка,
  • カオグロサヤハシチドリ,
  • 黑脸鞘嘴鸥,
  • 黑臉鞘嘴鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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