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King Eider Somateria spectabilis L 55-62cm. Arctic seaduck that associates with Eider flocks. Spectacular male has blue head, red bill and mainly black body plumage with a pinkish orange breast. Marbled brown female is distinguished from Eider by smaller bill. Usually found in winter and typically long-staying.
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King Eider Somateria spectabilis L 55-62cm. Arctic seaduck that associates with Eider flocks. Spectacular male has blue head, red bill and mainly black body plumage with a pinkish orange breast. Marbled brown female is distinguished from Eider by smaller bill. Usually found in winter and typically long-staying.

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Date: 27 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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