King Eider

Somateria spectabilis

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

KIEI

Code 6

SOMSPE

ITIS

HEAD

King Eider Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Blue-gray
  • Forehead Color: Blue-gray, black and orange.
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: White with buff wash.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

King Eider Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-64 cm (18-25 in)
  • Weight: 1678 g (59.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black and white.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

King Eider Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats., Flies in straight line formation
  • Wingspan Range: 89-102 cm (35-40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-orange
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X