Baking: King Eider



Somateria spectabilis

Length: 18-25 Weight: 2.5-4.5 lbs


Male has a black body and white breast, with a brilliant blue, green, orange and red head. Female is lighter and less heavily barred than Common Eider.



Breed coastally in far northern Alaska and Canada. Winter on the Aleutian Islands and Newfoundland, straying into surrounding oceans.

Cool Facts:

King Eiders can dive upwards of 80 feet to feed on seabeds.

Female eiders tend their nests alone, and may go at least a week without leaving for food.

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