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It happened to me to encounter sheathbills twice. Their most distinctive feature is feeding among penguin colonies. They eat the remains of undigested food, but can also be a threat to newly hatched chicks or not protected penguin eggs. Penguins were watching sheathbills but did not care about them too much and chased them rarely. Snowy sheathbill occurs in Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego. Their weight does not exceed 600 grams and a wingspan of 80 centimeters. They were not skittish, but when the distance was less than 8-10 meters they always took flight.

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