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king eider Line breaks: king eider

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Definition of king eider in English:


An Arctic eider duck, the male of which has a red bill and colourful plumage on the head.
  • Somateria spectabilis, family Anatidae
Example sentences
  • In contrast, king eiders were found primarily in offshore waters more than 10 m deep west of Oliktok Point.
  • Before the end of October two of the tracked king eiders were reported shot in southern Upernavik.
  • Another important staging area for king eiders is off the west coast of Banks Island.
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