Stellers Eider

Other Names: none

Distribution: Bering Sea in summer; Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea in winter.

Description:

Size: 43-47 cm in length.

Plumage: Males are pale chestnut below and boldly contrasting black and white above. The head is white with a black ring around the eye and a small black and green crest on the neck. Females are rich mottled brown all over. Both sexes have a speculum like that of a mallard; purple, bordered on both sides with white. The eyes and beak are black.

Species image
Stellers Eider

Stellers Eider

Bill Shape
spatulate
long billed
Regions
alaska
aleutians
british columbia
california
massachusetts
northwest territories
nunavut
oregon
quebec
washington
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
flying
walking
Behavior
jerks
Markings
bold
crown
head
round
streaks
Sounds
harsh call
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
coasts
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
buff
sheen
black
blackandwhite
brown
green
yellow
white
rust
Body Shape
headcrested
necklong
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species