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King Eider male. The king eider (Somateria spectabilis) is a large sea duck that breeds along Northern Hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe, North America and Asia.

The king eider (Somateria spectabilis) is a large sea duck that breeds along Northern Hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe, North America and Asia.

Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) …is a large species of sea duck native to the coasts of Alaska and Siberia. Like other sea ducks the spectacled eider dives for its meals which usually consist of molluscs and crustaceans. The spectacled eider like other eider species is sexually dimorphic as males sport a striking white, black and green coloration while females have a more modest chocolate brown coloration. During the breeding season eider pairs will move inland to tundras close to the…

"Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) is a large species of sea duck native to the coasts of Alaska and Siberia. Like other sea ducks the spectacled eider dives for its meals which usually consist of molluscs and crustaceans.

Сибирская гага (Polysticta stelleri)

Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri) - photo by Daniel Bergmann, via Birding Iceland; sometimes seen as a vagrant in Iceland

Diving Ducks, Sea Ducks, Eiders, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Scaup ...

Diving Ducks, Sea Ducks, Eiders, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Scaup ...

King Eider Somateria Spectabilis Photograph

Rare visitor in Britain King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) duck is preening

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