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Eider, Steller bird pictures


Eider, Steller bird picturesSTELLER EIDER
157. Polysticta stelleri. 18 inches.

A very beautiful species; head white, washed with greenish on the forehead and nape; chin, throat, neck, back, tail and crissum, black; under-parts chestnut; wing coverts white, the long scapulars black and white.

Nest. - Are made of grasses and heavily lined with down. It breeds on the rocky coast and islands of Bering Sea.

The six to nine eggs are pale olive green in color (2.25 x 1.60).

Range. - Arctic regions in America, chiefly on the Aleutian
Islands and northwest coast of Alaska.