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Synonyms for eider

duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females

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Gull predation and breeding success of Common Eiders on Stratton Island, Maine.
Experimental evaluation of nest shelter effects on weight loss in incubating Common Eiders Somateria mollissima.
Habitat-specific clutch size and cost of incubation in Common Eiders, Somateria mollissima.
Nest densities and apparent nest success by habitat type of Common Eiders breeding on Stratton Island, Maine, 2004-2005.
We examined Common Eider nesting habitat use on Stratton Island, Maine.
Nest site selection in the Common Eider Somateria mollissima: differences between the archipelago zones.
Using radio transmitters to improve estimates of gull predation on Common Eider ducklings.
The Venture has placed a high priority on gathering data on the long-tailed duck, American common eider, black scoter, surf scoter and white-winged scoter because of historical or current population declines, and concerns about harvest potential or habitat limitations.
This is one of four types of common eider recognized in North America.
There are studies underway to monitor trends in sizes of common eider nesting colonies and to identify migration routes.
Survival of Common Eider Somateria mollissima adult females and ducklings during brood rearing.
I had never seen a common eider before, but I had no trouble identifying the sexes in flight, even in low light.