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Eider; Somateria mollissima by jwsteffelaar.

Alternate name
Somateria mollissima Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
50-71cm                Length
Sea, Breeds tundra offshore islands and islets Habitat
4-6 Eggs incubated by female for 25-28 days Clutch  
Benthic molluscs, some crustaceans and fish. Food   Diet
gregarious nests in large colonies.           Habits
481 World Number

Least Concern


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Added  January 25, 2007 From  madmurd

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Embedded file Common Eider display call
(Somateria mollissima mollissima)
Ruud van Beusekom XC29608
08-02-2009, Netherlands

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