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  • Tami Vilencia

    King Eider (Somateria Spectabilis), Sea Duck found in the Northern hemisphere, in countries such as Canada, Finland, USA, Russia and others, feeds on shellfish and has sexual dimorphism (physical differences between make and female). BEAUTIFUL.

  • Mel D.

    King Eider Duck (Somateria spectabilis) This pretty little male is beautiful. Next time you shop for a pillow, don't ask for Eider down..give him a life that's not in a pillow. Isn't he cute!

  • Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) - What a strange but beautiful bird. Or is it a duck? I want something with that blue and green. Love the fading of it.

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