Steller's Eider Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A rather small, compact diving duck with a rather large head, a long, heavy bill, and a fairly long tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Harlequin Duck, smaller than a Common Eider.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 16.9-17.7 in (43-45 cm)
      • Weight: 30.0-31.0 oz (850-880 g)