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Spectacled Eider Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A very heavyset duck, with a short, thick neck, large head, short legs, and heavy bill with feathering extending halfway to the tip.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Surf Scoter, smaller than a Common Eider.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 19.7-20.9 in (50-53 cm)
      • Weight: 45.0-61.7 oz (1275-1750 g)
      • Wingspan: 33.1 in (84 cm)