GREATER SHEATHBILL

(Chionis albus  or Chionis alba?)

Also known as Snowy Sheathbill

Previous Return to Individual Index Next
 
Roberts VI / VII 912 / 270
Clements 2000 65.0010
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
59-1

 

Rare Vagrant
A largish bird (40 cm), found in the Oceanic islands and Antarctica. It is a rare vagrant to southern African waters, and is almost certainly ship-assisted. In South Africa, it is found scavenging in harbours.

 

List of Stamps showing Greater Sheathbill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Argentine 1687l 1478 1980 500p
British Antarctic Territory 0290 0276 1998 1p
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0163 0152 1987 3p