Common Eider
Somateria molissima

– largest duck, much larger than Mallard
– diurnal migrant
– migrates in small to large flocks in formation close to water surface


Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD
BIF1051, 24/03/2010, Baltic Sea, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD NBREED
BIF1052, 01/09/2015, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD NBREED
BIF1053, 01/09/2015, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F
BIF1054, 09/11/2013, Helgoland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD
BIF1055, 11/11/2013, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD
BIF1056, 23/09/2010, Baltic Sea, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD
BIF1057, 08/12/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD
BIF1058, 08/12/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD
BIF1059, 08/12/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD
BIF1060, 08/12/2015, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima
BIF1061, 15/04/2010, Baltic Sea, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD
BIF1062, 15/04/2010, Baltic Sea, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima
BIF1063, 15/04/2010, Baltic Sea, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD BREED, F
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca, F
Northern Shoveler Anas clyptaea, M AD BREED, F

BIF1064, 19/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann

Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M AD BREED, F
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca, F
Northern Shoveler Anas clyptaea, M AD BREED, F

BIF1065, 19/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann

voice: nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Barnacle Goose
Common Shelduck
King Eider
Steller’s Eider
Common Scoter
Black Scoter
Goosander
Red-breasted Merganser

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