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Somateria mollissima (Common Eider) is a species of birds in the family Anatidae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to the Palearctic and The Nearctic. They are diurnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 108 cm. Reproduction is dioecious. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on flight to move around.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common eider. View this species on GBIF