Common Eider
Somateria mollissima

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"Common Eider," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Common Eider Somateria mollissima) is a large (5071 cm body length) sea-duck that is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters. It can fly at speeds up to 113 km/h (70 mph).The Common Eider is both the largest of the four eider species and the largest duck found in Europe and in North America.
Latrabjarg, Iceland
 
06/01/2013