|The Eider Duck can be found in the Tundra Zone, Slimbridge|
|Coastal areas in north America, north Europe, Arctic, Greenland, and eastern Siberia.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|They winter from Greenland to the South Atlantic coast and Southern Alaska.|
500mm to 710mm (20" to 28")
Appearance - Drake
The male has a Black head with White cheeks and a Green/Grey nape. The breast and upperparts are White, the flanks Black, a Black rump and tail. The distinctive bill is Green/Grey and the feet and legs are Olive Green.
Appearance - Duck
The female has Brown ‘barred’ plumage with a duller Green/Grey bill.
Coastal areas, Lagoons, Lakes and Rivers.
Shellfish, especially Mussels, Molluscs and Crustaceans.
Early April to mid June
Built in a slight hollow in the ground, usually sheltered by vegetation or rocks.
Quantity: 3 to 5
|Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F|
|Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)|
|Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)|
|Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)|
|Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)|
|Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)|
|Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)|
|Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)|
|Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)|
|Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)|
|Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)|
|Coot (Fulica Atra)|
|Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)|
|Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)|
|Eider (Somateria Mollissima)|
|Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)|
|Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)|
|Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)|
|Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)|
|Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Eider is a large seaduck of the genus Somateria of which there are 3 species, the Common Eider, the King Eider and the Spectacled Eider.
The down of the eider duck (as well as others) is used to fill pillows and quilts which gave rise to the quilt being known as the Eiderdown.
|Hear the Eider's Call:-|