Chionis Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Chionis Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
off SE coast of Trinity Island, Palmer Archipelago, was called Snow Island by the whalers (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]); following air photography by FIDASE in 1956-57, named Chionis Island after the sheath- bill (Chionis alba), a common white bird in this region (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Isla Chionis (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961). Isla Chioms [sic] (Chile. IGM map 5, 1966). Islas [sic] Chionis (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.75).
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