sheathbill

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sheath·bill

 (shēth′bĭl′)
n.
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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sheathbill

(ˈʃiːθˌbɪl)
n
(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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sheath•bill

(ˈʃiθˌbɪl)

n.
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.
[1775–85]
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A bird of another closely allied genus, Chionis alba, is an inhabitant of the antarctic regions; it feeds on sea-weed and shells on the tidal rocks.
Kings playing politics: the heroization of Chionis of Sparta.
Miracles And More, Shakti Chionis, 3801 Briarcliffe Court, Bellingham, WA 98226.
The trio of the best sprinters is complemented by ancient Spartan Chionis who did not have the posibility to get a degree triastes or run victory of the hoplites, at the time when he lived and raced, this discipline was not in the Games.
According to the sources Fayllos had to jumped into the incredible distance of 55 feet (Delphic foot = 29.66 cm, therefore, he had to jump 16.31 meters), but the record of ancient Greek Olympics is 52 feet (32.04 cm, ie 16.66 m) which was achieved by great runner Chionis of Sparta.
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Chionis (eds.), International and monetary aspects of transition in Southeastern Europe, Volos, University of Thessaly Press.
In the southern winter, other migratory southern hemisphere birds have been spotted, birds that have raised their young in Antarctica, the South Georgia Islands and the Falkland Islands, such as the black-browed albatross (Diomedea melanophris), the pintado petrel (Daption capense), the snowy sheathbill (Chionis alba) and several species of penguin.
Breeding biology, moult and survival of Lesser Sheathbills Chionis minor at Marion Island, sub-Antarctic region.