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Common Eider (male)
Somateria mollissima (Linnaeus)
Description Length: 56-66 cm. Adult male: Cheek, throat, neck, back and breast all white; crown, flanks, belly, centre of rump, uppertail and undertail coverts black; patch on either side of rump white; black crown divided posteriorly by a white median line; green on back and sides of head; legs, feet and bill greenish yellow; frontal processes from base of bill yellowish green. Adult female: Mostly brown, barred with black; belly sooty brown; legs, feet and bill greenish gray.