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Eider, Spectacled bird pictures


Eider, Spectacled bird picturesSPECTACLED EIDER.
158. Arctonetta fischeri. 21 inches.

This species is black on the under-parts and mostly white above. The head is largely washed with sea green, leaving a large patch of white, narrowly bordered with black around each eye, thus resembling a pair of spectacles and giving it the name it has.

Nest. - Is made of seaweed, grass and lined with down from their breast; they are placed upon the ground under overhanging stones or clumps of grass. 5 to 9 eggs (2.70 x 1.85).