King Eider

Somateria spectabilis - Eider à tête grise

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Somateria

  • Species
    :

    spectabilis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 63 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 94 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1500 à 2010 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Eider à tête grise,
  • Eider Real,
  • Êider-real,
  • Prachteiderente,
  • Cifra pehelyréce,
  • Koningseider,
  • Re degli edredoni,
  • Praktejder,
  • Praktærfugl,
  • kajka hrbozobá,
  • kajka královská,
  • Kongeederfugl,
  • kyhmyhaahka,
  • èider reial,
  • Æðarkóngur,
  • (edredon) turkan,
  • krāšņā pūkpīle,
  • pisana gaga,
  • Гага-гребенушка,
  • ケワタガモ,
  • 王绒鸭,
  • 王絨鴨,

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged)

Geographic range

Illustration

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