Spectacled Eider

Distribution

Breeds on the coasts of Alaska and northeastern Siberia, and winter at sea in the Arctic along the edge of the pack ice.

Description

This large sea duck measures about 52-57cm in length. The male has a mostly black body, except for a white back and yellow-green head with large white eye patches.

The female has a brown plumage.

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Spectacled Eider