Common Eider

Somateria mollissima - Eider à duvet

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Somateria

  • Species
    :

    mollissima

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 71 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 80 à 108 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1200 à 2800 g
Longevity

18 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Somateria mollissima v-nigrum (ne Asia, Alaska)
  • Somateria mollissima borealis (ne Canada, Greenland, Iceland)
  • Somateria mollissima sedentaria (Hudson Bay, James Bay. Canada.)
  • Somateria mollissima dresseri (se Canada, ne USA)
  • Somateria mollissima faeroeensis (Faeroe Is.)
  • Somateria mollissima mollissima (nw Eurasia)

Foreign names

  • Eider à duvet,
  • Eider Común,
  • Êider,
  • Eiderente,
  • Pehelyréce,
  • Eider,
  • Edredone comune,
  • Ejder,
  • Ærfugl,
  • kajka morská,
  • kajka mořská,
  • Ederfugl,
  • haahka,
  • èider comú,
  • Æðarfugl,
  • edredon (zwyczajny),
  • lielā pūkpīle, gāga,
  • gaga,
  • Обыкновенная гага,
  • ホンケワタガモ,
  • 欧绒鸭,
  • 歐絨鴨,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes

Geographic range

Illustration

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