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Common Eider

Somateria mollissima ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

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Calls

  • Calls, Whistles
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Calls hoarse, grating and cooing sounds.

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