Common Eider

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The Common Eider is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Distinguishing Features - The Common Eider is the biggest eider and the largest of the diving ducks. The black underparts and white back distinguish the male from other ducks. The white head has a black crown and greenish nape. The female is brown with sides that are closely barred in black. The female King Eider is quite similar, but her side bars are chevron-patterned. More

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The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50–71 cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters. The eider's nest is built close to the sea and is lined with the celebrated eiderdown, plucked from the female's breast. More

Common Eiders are the largest North American duck species with the drake weighing up to 6 and a half pounds. The drake's head is white with a black cap and a greenish nape. It has a long sloping olive or yellowish colored bill with a gray tip. It has a white breast, black flanks and a black tail. The adult hen has a barred brown body and brown head with a gray bill. More

Common Eider (dresseri) - The dresseri Common Eider has a white head with a black cap and a white stripe running through a green nape. The upperparts and upperwings are white and the tail and lower wings are black. The bill is dull yellow to gray-green. Common Eider (dresseri) Common Eider (dresseri) 1st Winter - The first winter dresseri Common Eider has a red-brown head and neck, a red-brown mottled body with a white breast and white streaking on the face. More

The common eider is a large diving duck that is easily distinguishable even at quite long distances because of the elongated profile of the head. Adults of this is species are approximately 58 cm long and weigh from 1.2-2.8 kg. Males and females have very different plumage; the male has a black crown, belly and tail, while the rest of the plumage is whithe, the breast usually has a pinkish tinge. Males also have characteristic green marks on the sides of the head. More

Evidence of Population Declines among Common Eiders Breeding in the Belcher Islands, Northwest Territories. GREGORY J. ROBERTSON, ACWERN, Univ. of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. And H. GRANT GILCHRIST, CWS, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife, NWT. Information regarding the status of common eiders Somateria mollissima breeding in the Canadian Arctic is lacking. In 1997, we surveyed five island archipelagoes in the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay (56 00'-57 30'N, 79 30'-80 00'W) from 3 - 23 July 1997. More

Common Eider: Abundant on shallow bays, rocky shores, and casual on the Great Lakes. Listen to Call Voice Text "cooo, cooo", "kor-er-kor-korkorr" Interesting Facts * A colorful duck of the northern seacoasts, the Common Eider is the largest duck in the Northern Hemisphere. * A famous colony lives on the Farne Islands in Northumberland, Britain. More

Common eiders often nest in colonies along the coast, on barrier islands, and sand spits. The other three species are solitary breeders that usually nest on islands and peninsulas in tundra lakes and ponds. Pair-bonding occurs during winter, so nesting can begin as soon as the pair reaches the breeding grounds. The female builds a nest of grasses which is then filled with down shed during egg laying. More

A colorful duck of the northern seacoasts, the Common Eider is the largest duck in the Northern Hemisphere. The male's bright white, black, and green plumage contrasts markedly with the female's camouflaging dull striped brown. More

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Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) are large sea ducks that breed from Maine north to the Arctic. In winter they form large flocks, often numbering in the thousands! Common Eiders nest on Eastern Egg Rock but are hard to see there. They hide their nests in the tall grass and sit motionless for weeks while incubating the eggs. They lay 4-5 eggs in a nest made of down plucked from the body of the female. More

Common Eider Male Facial DetailsThe Common Eider is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Nesting / Breeding: Eiders are colonial breeders. They nest on coastal islands in colonies ranging in size of less than 100 to upwards of 10,000-15,000 individuals. Female eiders frequently exhibit a high degree of natal philopatry, where they return to breed on the same island where they were hatched. More

The Common Eider is a large sea duck which can be found along the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in the Arctic, but winters south in large flock on coastal waters. Eiders are abundant in North America and Europe, with an estimated population of 1.5 to 2-million birds. More

The largest duck in the northern hemisphere, the Common Eider is distributed around the Arctic and sub-Arctic in the Old World as well as the New World in several races or subspecies that show considerable geographic variation. The bulky form, elongated head, and long, sloping bill are distinctive of all races. The race that inhabits eastern Siberia, Alaska, and western Canada (S.m. v-nigrum) is the largest of all and has sometimes been described as a separate species, the Pacific Eider. More

Aspects of the topic common eider are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in eider (bird)) ...35–40 nests without interrupting the breeding cycle. Hens are mottled dark brown, but drakes of the four species are strikingly patterned and show a peculiar green pigment on the head. More

The Four Subspecies of the Common Eider in North America = December 17, 2008 by Chris Hustad Leave a comment By The Downeast Duck Hunter GPS Reviews The Hudson Bay Eider, note the band on it’s leg… Due to my proximity in Downeast Maine, I figure that almost 100% of my duck hunting takes place on the Atlantic Ocean. More

The Common Eider is the largest duck in the northern hemisphere. More

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commoneiderThe common eider is a sea duck. It is the largest duck in the Northern Hemisphere. It is 25-27 inches in length with a wingspan of 41 inches. The male has a white back, neck, and chest. He has a black cap on his head with a green tinge on the back and sides of his head. His legs, feet, and bill are a greenish yellow. The female is a mottled cinnamon-brown with black bars and her legs, feet, and bill are greenish gray. More

The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a sea duck typical of northern seacoasts. The subspecies dresseri nests in colonies on islands in the St. Lawrence estuary and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It also nests along the coasts of the Maritime Provinces and Maine. This duck is exploited as a game bird, as subsistence food (aboriginal hunting and egg gathering) and is the only duck that produces commercially harvestable eiderdown, a luxury by-product with a high market value. More

Common Eider common eider flock on a rock Photo: Bob Stehn, USFWS Photo: Bob Schulmeister, USFWS Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) blue dot Sea Duck Information Series blue dot Identification and Basic Life History blue dot Range Maps Pacific Race Northern Race Hudson Bay Race American Race blue dot Species Status Summaries blue dot Common Eider Satellite Telemetry blue dot More Photos More

Common eider populations have declined sharply in areas such as the Pacific and the Arctic since the 1970s.Scientists investigate mysterious duck die-offs: what caused five ... by Madin, Kate / OceanusSteller's eiders are not sought by Inupiat hunters for meat, but they flock with the white-fronted geese, black brant and king and common eiders prized by hunters.Alaska considers hunt rules to protect rare bird by DAN JOLING / AP NewsIsolation and characterization of a reovirus from common eiders (Somateria mollissima) from Finland. More

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Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)499 vuesnitrification * 10 Eider Females Creching with 14 Ducklings3:38 * Ajouter à la file d'attente Ajoutée à la file d'attente 10 Eider Females Creching with 14 Ducklings225 vuesNeedsmoreritalin * haahka eider somateria mollissima0:20 * Ajouter à la file d'attente Ajoutée à la file d'attente More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Somateria
Species : mollissima
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)