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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.
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Jan 25 2009 21:42 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful capture of a beautiful bird, we have so many of them here in Iceland ;-)))
Jan 26 2009 01:32 GMT ManiacMom PRO
what a beautiful bird. We don't have these...that I know of. I think I would remember that green! Excellent starting over shot! :)
Jan 26 2009 03:50 GMT Londi PRO
Beautiful green on him. Thanks for sharing!
Jan 26 2009 08:15 GMT 5DMKII
Jan 26 2009 19:26 GMT sini
Wonderful capture!:)

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