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Eiders comprise two groups of Seaducks and are related to Mergansers, Buffleheads, Smews, Scoters, and Goldeneyes.

Information included in this category explains physical characteristics, taxonomy, reproduction, nesting, seasonal ranges and habitats, diet, feeding behavior, threats, status, and conservation efforts.
  • Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

    Animal Diversity Web looks at images, physical characteristics, nesting, migration, life cycle, longevity, key behaviors, communication, primary diet, known predators, and status.

  • Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri)

    Contains description, pictures, distribution, nesting, reproductive features, migration, diet, status, and wintering areas.

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