King Eider

King Eider winters in arctic and subarctic marine areas, most notably in the Bering Sea, the west coast of Greenland, eastern Canada and northern Norway. It also occurs annually off the northeastern USA, Scotland and Kamchatka. This species dives for benthic invertebrates like crustaceans, polychaete worms, and molluscs, with mussels being a favoured food. Wintering birds can form large flocks on suitable coastal waters, with some flocks exceeding 100,000 birds.

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The King Eider is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The King Eider is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. More

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The King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) is a large sea duck, which breeds along northern hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe, North America and Asia. The birds spend most of the year in coastal marine ecosystems at high latitudes, and migrate to Arctic tundra to breed in June and July. They lay 4-7 eggs in a scrape on the ground lined with grass and down. More

The King Eider is native to North America as well as portions of Europe. It is also a visitor to other parts of the world. The range of the King Eider is about 1 million square kilometers. The population of this bird species is about 4.5 million individuals. The prior rating of the King Eider was Lower Risk. This rating was downgraded to Least Concern in 2004. More

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King Eider live at Progfarm 07 deel 1 4:04 King Eider live at Progfarm 07. King Eider is a project by Derk-Evert Waalkens and Hans Gerri... * Play King Eider live at Progfarm 07 deel 2 4:18 King Eider live at Progfarm 07. www.kingeider. More

King Eider - Somateria spectabilis = kingeider series details Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Somateria Description kingeiderThe king eider is a large diving sea duck. It is 18-25 inches in length with a wingspan of 37 inches. More

Breeding Biology Of King Eiders Nesting On Karrak Lake, N.W.T. KELLETT, DANA K. Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2 ALISAUSKAS, RAY T. Prairie and Northern Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, 115 Perimeter Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 0X4 We studied various aspects of the breeding biology of king eiders (Somateria spectabilis) nesting at Karrak Lake, south of Queen Maud Gulf in the central Canadian Arctic. More

King Eider: Breeds in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Alaska, and Siberia. On the Atlantic coast, spends winters south to Massachusetts but rarely beyond. Preferred habitats are rocky coasts and open ocean; nests on inland freshwater lakes and ponds. Breeding and Nesting King Eider: Three to seven olive, pale olive, or buff eggs are laid in a flattened hollow of grass lined with down, usually near the water. More

eiders, mostly king eiders, starved because of an unusually late breakup of the sea ice. Like all sea ducks, eiders do not breed until they are at least two years old. Common eiders often nest in colonies along the coast, on barrier islands, and sand spits. The other three species are solitary breeders that usually nest on islands and peninsulas in tundra lakes and ponds. Pair-bonding occurs during winter, so nesting can begin as soon as the pair reaches the breeding grounds. More

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King eiders are long distance travelers that migrate in undulating flocks sometimes larger than 10,000 birds, their wings also whistle in flight. The entire western population of King Eiders from Alaska and Russia migrate past Point Barrow Alaska every April tru May on their way to the breeding grounds in Alaska and Canada . More

A large duck of Arctic coastal waters, the King Eider is one of North America's most spectacular waterfowl species. Highly gregarious for most of the year, it forms prodigious flocks during spring migration, sometimes exceeding 10,000 individuals. More

The King Eider is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Contents * 1 Traditional Uses * 2 References * 2. More

King Eiders dive for crustaceans and molluscs, with mussels being a favored food. Ducks generally feed on larvae and pupae often found under rocks, as well as aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails and crabs. Feeding Ducks ... More

king eider’s (Somateria spectabilis) billknob as an aphrodisiac in Greenland. Wary and difficult to approach in their watery haunts, waterfowl required ingenuity to take them before the... Other The following is a selection of items (artistic styles or groups, constructions, events, fictional characters, organizations, publications) associated with "king eider" * eider (bird) Expand Your Research: Try searching magazines and ebooks for "king eider". No results found. More

The crown and nape of the drake King Eider is gray. It has a bright orange bill with an orange knob and a light green cheek rimmed in black. Its neck, breast and rear flank are white and the rest of the body is black. The hen has a brown head with a black bill. Her body is a mottled brown. More

The vast majority of King Eider ducklings begin their lives north of the arctic circle in Siberia, Canada and Alaska, with only sporadic nesting in Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia. Kings are believed to have the most extensive range of any eider species, and with the possible exception of Longtails (Oldsquaws) they live and breed further north than any other waterfowl. More

KING EIDER & BIRDING INFORMATION King Eider KING EIDERS Somateria spectabilis (Linnaeus) Description Length: 53-60 cm. Adult male: Neck, shoulders and breast white; back and belly black; top of head bluish gray; cheeks greenish white; bill orange to red; large yellow-orange shield extending from bill onto forehead; legs and feet yellowish orange. Adult female: Similar to Common Eider but feathers on side of bill do not reach to nostril. More

The King Eider is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Traditional Uses The King Eider, or Qengallek, in Yup'ik is a regular source of fresh meat in the spring. They begin their migration past the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in late April and are hunted in great numbers. In May, several hundred thousand King Eiders pass Point Barrow in northern Alaska on their way to Alaskan and Canadian breeding grounds. More

King Eider - Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County on October 30-31, 2002. Photos by Bill Etter. Jason Horn and Devich Farbotnik found this bird during a rainstorm. This bird represents the 3rd documented record for eastern Pennsylvania. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Somateria
Species : spectabilis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)