Antarctica Adventure - 2002

The Snowy Sheathbill is an interesting little bird with chicken feet that stands about the size of a domestic hen. It patrols all kinds of bird rookeries—not to eat the babies or break the eggs—but to provide garbage services to his neighbors by eating spilled food and even guano. This activity helps to keep the areas policed. The Wilson’s petrel is a small bird in comparison with the other petrel species. The skuas are predatory birds that do eat the eggs and nestlings of other birds including those of the penguins. They are a handsome bird, quite large (bigger than the biggest crows we’ve ever seen) and a rich chocolate brown color.


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