Somateria


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Related to Somateria: common eiders
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Noun1.Somateria - eider ducksSomateria - eider ducks        
bird genus - a genus of birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
eider, eider duck - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females
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Factors affecting nest site selection and nesting success in the common eider Somateria mollissima.
Key words: Alaska; behavior; collision; eider; light attraction; migration; risk; Somateria
Habitat-specific clutch size and cost of incubation in common eiders, Somateria mollissima.
Common Eider Ground Cold (2009) Somateria mollissima Kim and Herring Gull Larus Monaghan (2005) argentatus and Lesser Ground Temperate Black-backed Gulls L.
Our findings are closely in line with the report of Eisler (1986), where Somateria mollissima and L.
Their Latin name translates to 'she of the soft body," somateria mollissima," he says.
Spectacled eiders, Somateria fishcheri, occur in marine waters during most of the year and were listed as threatened by the USFWS in 1993 following a large decline in the western Alaska breeding population.
Ten polymorphic autosomal microsatellite loci for Eider duck Somateria mollissima and their cross-species applicability among waterfowl species (Anatidae).
Selection of blue mussels, Mytilus edulis, by common eiders, Somateria mollissima, by size in relation to shell content.
serrator Linnacus, red- I O breasted merganser Oxyura jamaicensis (Gmelin), I O ruddy duck Somateria spectabilis (Linnaeus), N R king eider Order Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey) Family Accipitridae (kites, eagles, hawks, and allies) Accipiter cooperii (Bonaparte), I O Cooper's hawk A.
Key words: abiotic disturbance; Common Eider; compensatory predation; direct effects; exclosures; exploitation competition; field experiments; indirect effects; intertidal communities; mussel beds; Mytilus edulis; Somateria mollissima.
The population dynamics of the Eider Duck Somateria mollissima and evidence of extensive nonbreeding by adult ducks.