Somateria fischeri

Spectacled Eider

Where do they live? Alaska & Northeastern Russia

What do they eat? Mollusks, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and plants

Conservation Status: Least concern

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Federally threatened spectacled eiders (Somateria fischeri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The male is white with green in the head; the female is brown. This bird has been in decline since the 1980's, attributed most likely to climate change and lead shot in their environment.

@Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

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