Chicken Breeds Big Birds Chicken-like-Marsh Duck-like
Gull-like Hawk-like Hummingbird-like Long-legged-like
Owl-like Perching-like Pigeon-like Sandpiper-like
Swallow-like Tree-clinging-like Upland-ground-like Upright-perching Water-like
Steller's Eider

Steller's Eider - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Steller's Eider

Overview

Steller's Eider: Small eider with black back and collar, white sides, buff-brown underparts with small but distinct black spot on side. White head has a dark tuft, black eye patch and chin. Wings are white with black primaries and a white-bordered blue speculum. Blue-gray bill, legs and feet.

Range and Habitat

Steller's Eider: Breeds on northern and western coasts of Alaska. Spends winters on southern coast of Alaska and Aleutians. Frequents arctic coastal areas; nests on tundra near small ponds.

INTERESTING FACTS

The Steller's Eider was first described in 1769 by Peter Simon Pallas, a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia. It is named after the German naturalist Georg Steller. It spends the winter in large flocks, which dive synchronously and may create a spray as they dive and then surface in unison. This is the smallest eider. It is found primarily close to shore in winter, unlike other eider species. A group of ducks has many collective nouns, including a "brace", "flush", "paddling", "raft", and "team" of ducks.

Magpie Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Pied-billed Grebe - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები American White Pelican - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Cinnamon Teal - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Steller's Eider - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები White-cheeked Pintail - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Arctic Loon - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Pink-footed Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Common Goldeneye - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Surf Scoter - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Tufted Duck - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Ruddy Duck - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Copyright © 2012