Don’t bother reading another word if you are expecting me to add to the volumes already written on the subject of penguins. Sure, when sailing around the Antarctic Peninsula penguins dominate the bird stage- but they truthfully lack spunk when compared to one of the most overlooked animals on this continent.
Little-known Sheathbills are also prototypical birds of the Antarctic, though their design philosophy differs from most other polar animals. Rather than being specialized at doing one thing superbly, these birds are generalists. This means that in order to survive, Sheathbills will do anything, eat everything and go anywhere.This last trait is not only the least disgusting of the lot- but also the one that brings them face-to-face with you and I.