Common Eider

Somateria mollissima

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

COEI

Code 6

SOMMOL

ITIS

HEAD

Common Eider Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Pale green
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Eider Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 58-69 cm (23-27 in)
  • Weight: 2222 g (78.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: Black and white.
  • Upperparts: Black and white.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Eider Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 89-107 cm (35-42 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Plain
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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