Somateria mollissima (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Eider

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Bird

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Genus: Somateria

Species: Somateria mollissima

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
MA SWAP (2015) - SGCN
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 3 - Moderate Priority)
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

PHOTOS OF Somateria mollissima

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS