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Common eider

Somateria mollissima


The female eider was ready to fly away or just stretching her wings. The common eider is the largest duck found in Europe. The female is a brown bird, but can still be readily distinguished from all ducks on the basis of size and head shape.


They are always close to the sea.


Photo taken by Arne R√łysland

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Oslo, Norway

Lat: 59.90, Long: 10.67

Spotted on Jul 12, 2019
Submitted on Jul 14, 2019

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