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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The incidence and distribution of Profilicollis botulus (Acanthocephala), in the eider duck, Somateria mollissima, and in its intermediate host the shore crab, Carcinus maenas, in north east Scotland.
However, in the study of eiders (genus Somateria), the females were observed to usurp the nests of gulls (Laridae family) but sometimes did not continue their occupation of the gull's nest, which may be considered as incomplete nest usurpation (Perry, 1982).
The areas surrounding these islands are essential winter habitat for a number of sea duck species such as Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), King Eider (Somateria spectabilis), Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Long-tailed Duck (Claugula hyemalis), White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi), and Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus senator; Sowls 1993, 1997).
Mae'r hwyaden fwythblu (Somateria mollissima; Eider) i'w gweld yn yr harbwr ac mae'n debyg ei bod wedi bod ar Ynys Metgawdd ers o leiaf y seithfed ganrif.
Prevalence and distribution of Wellfleet Bay virus exposure in the common eider (Somateria mollisi ma).
The ultimate "success" for a sea duck hunter includes a drake of all three scoter species [black, surf and white-winged (Melanitta fusca)], a long-tailed duck, and last, but certainly not least, the handsome common eider (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.