genus Somateria


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Noun1.genus Somateria - eider ducksgenus Somateria - 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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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).
spectabilis), two members of the genus Somateria, are genetically very close (Livezey, 1995; Kerr et al., 2007).