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While we are on the theme of handsome waterfowl - The King Eider

The Eider breeds in freshwater areas near the arctic coast and on arctic islands of North America, Europe an asia. The species winters on the coasts of its range. May sometimes be found at inland freshwater bodies. Feeds on mullusks, crustaceans and aquatic insects as well as some vegetation. To feed the Eider may dive to a depth of 200 feet.

The Eider breeds in freshwater areas near the arctic coast and on arctic islands of North America, Europe an asia. The species winters on the coasts of its range. May sometimes be found at inland freshwater bodies. Feeds on mullusks, crustaceans and aquatic insects as well as some vegetation. To feed the Eider may dive to a depth of 200 feet.

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Iceland, eider duck eggs and feathers in nest

This eider duckling was one of many found during the census on Stratton Island off the coast of Maine. Seabird biologists and volunteers for Project Puffin carefully comb the island to count nests, chicks, and eggs. via @Audubon Society

This eider duckling was one of many found during the census on Stratton Island off the coast of Maine. Seabird biologists and volunteers for Project Puffin carefully comb the island to count nests, chicks, and eggs.

Seebohm Eider

Seebohm Eider