Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)
- HABITAT - The common eider is a large sea-duck that is distributed over the northern coasts of North America, Europe and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones.
- DIET - Common Eiders eat almost exclusively molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms (sea urchins), marine worms, and fish egg
- FACTS - Eiders are colonial breeders. They nest on coastal islands in colonies ranging in size of less than 100 to many thousands individuals.