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Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis Alba ) Picking Meat From The Wound Of An Southern Ele ...

Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis Alba ) Picking Meat From The Wound Of An Southern Ele ...

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File name: 20847_pd.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Germany

Description: Snowy Sheathbill ( Chionis alba ) picking meat from the wound of an southern elephant seal ( mirounga leonina ) bull , wounded fighting for a harem . they are dove like birds , living in the subantarctic region . As ominvores they feed on excreta of other animals , carrion and small animals . Antarctica , subantarctica , FAlkland Islands , December 2002

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