Other Names: none
Distribution: Subarctic North Americ and Eurasia in summer; temperate waters in winter.
Size: 40-48 cm in length with a 62-77 cm wingspan.
Plumage: The bright yellow eye gives the species its name. Adult males have a dark head with a greenish tint and a white spot below the eye, a dark back and a white neck and underside. Adult females have a brown head and a mostly gray body. The legs are yellow to orange and the bill is black.