eider duck


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

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Conservative MP for Berwick, has been calling on the Government to ensure the eider duck has the protection it needs.
Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite variation in the eider duck (Somateria mollissima) indicate stepwise postglacial colonization of Europe and limited current long-distance dispersal.
The islanders have long since left but every May the eider ducks come ashore to mate.
In contrast, fewer genetic markers have been established in the duck and only a few articles have been published for some species including the Peking duck, eider duck, muscovy duck, mallard, white-headed duck, ruddy duck and musk duck (Maak et al.
The winner in the category was a Norwegian photographer, Stig Frode Olsen, for his photo of an eider duck trying to lift off from an Alaska lake.
A haven of small islands and bars of land looking out towards the sea, the place is a paradise for birdwatchers harbouring geese, eider duck, grouse and eagle.
A FEMALE Steller's eider duck from the icy Arctic coasts of Siberia and Alaska made a recent rare appearance in British waters, spending a few days off Scotland's east coast.
Some are made with synthetic fillings, but the best ones are a sort of quilt containing the down of the eider duck, and are known in English as eiderdowns, and this word has even entered Latin languages (as edredon in Spanish).
If birds are at a middle distance and you think there's a chance to attract their attention so that they decoy into your set-up, then you might try tossing the boat cushions up in the air 10-20 feet and "hoo-hooing" vocally like an eider duck.
Now Berwick Conservative MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been calling on the Government to ensure the eider duck has the protection it needs.
In addition to studying how Hg and parasites may interact within eider hosts, I am also using Hg results from this study to assess any changes in eider duck tissue concentrations over time by comparing my samples with historical studies (Mallory et al.
1984: The population dynamics of the Eider duck Somateria mollissima and evidence of extensive non-breeding by adult ducks.
Other birds being hit by European fishbaited ermen include the great shearwater, which reportedly loses 50,000 birds every year in longline hake fisheries off Ireland and the Steller's eider duck caught in gill-nets in the Baltic Sea.
In northern Hudson Bay, Canada, eider duck breeding ecology has been intensively studied in relation to reproductive tradeoffs and optimal reproductive strategies as they relate to individual and parental characteristics (Descamps et al.