Chionis minor (Black-faced Sheatbill)

Black-faced Sheatbill

Dutch: Klein IJshoen

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Chionididae
Genus: Chionis
Species: Chionis minor

Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 72 mm
Length cranium: 37 mm
Width (cranium): 29 mm
Height (cranium): 22 mm
Alternative names: Schwarzgesicht-Scheidenschnabel (German), Petit Chionis (French), Picovaina de las Kerguelen (Spanish)