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Related to Chionidae: sheathbill, Gentoo penguin, Skuas


Either of two white shorebirds (Chionia alba or C. minor) of Antarctic regions that resemble pigeons and have a horny covering on the base of the bill.
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(Animals) either of two pigeon-like shore birds, Chionis alba or C. minor, of antarctic and subantarctic regions, constituting the family Chionididae: order Charadriiformes. They have a white plumage and a horny sheath at the base of the bill
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either of two white, pigeonlike shorebirds, Chionis alba or C. minor, of the Antarctic, having a horny sheath covering the base of the short bill.
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En los invertebrados las familias Cerithiidae y Chionidae fueron las de mayor abundancia, en cuanto a la biomasa las jaibas (Portunidae) aportaron los valores mas altos, a pesar de que los Melongenidae y Chionidae presentaron valores importantes.