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Eider, Pacific bird pictures


Eider, Pacific bird picturesPACIFIC EIDER
161. Somateria v-nigra. 23 inches.

This bird is in plumage like the Northern Eider, except that it has a black V-shaped mark on the throat.

They nest sparingly on the Aleutian Islands, but in great numbers farther north.

Nest. - They make their nests of seaweed and grass, warmly lining same with down from their breasts. 6 to 8 eggs (3.00 x 2.00).