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Eider

(ī`dər), river, 117 mi (188 km) long, rising S of Kiel, N Germany, and flowing N to the Kiel Canal before turning west and meandering to the North Sea at Tönning. It is navigable for most of its length. The Eider's lower course is regulated by locks; part of its upper course is followed by the Kiel Canal. The river separates Schleswig from Holstein.

eider:

see duckduck,
common name for wild and domestic waterfowl of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and swans. It is hunted and bred for its meat, eggs, and feathers. Strictly speaking, duck refers to the female and drake to the male.
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eider

, eider duck
any of several sea ducks of the genus Somateria, esp S. mollissima, and related genera, which occur in the N hemisphere. The male has black and white plumage, and the female is the source of eiderdown
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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.
Many Arctic sea birds, such as Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), Razorbill (Alca torda), and Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle), are widely spread and breed in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland and in the Baltic Sea (Cramp and Simmons, 1978; Malchevsky and Pukinsky, 1983; Bubyreva et al., 1993; Noskov et al., 1993; Iovchenko et al., 2002; Shilin et al., 2014; Cherenkov et al., 2016).
Factors affecting nest site selection and nesting success in the common eider Somateria mollissima.
The common eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck with a circumpolar distribution.
Hyperthermia secondary to restraint or "stress-induced hyperthermia" has been well documented in several bird species, including common eider (Somateria mollissima), Pekin ducks (Anas play-trhynchos), great tits (Parus major), pigeons (Columba livia), chickens, and 2 Amazon parrot species.
Habitat-specific clutch size and cost of incubation in common eiders, Somateria mollissima.
Roedd cnul y gloch o'r goleudy'n feddwol ac wrth grwydro i lawr at y creigiau mi welwn ddwy hwyaden fwythblu (Somateria mollissima; eider) hefo tri cyw bach ar y mor gerllaw'r lan.
A discussion of climate change and wildlife in Alaska would be incomplete without mention of two unusual bird species also associated strongly with ice: the threatened spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri), which winters within the pack ice in shallow waters of the northern Bering Sea, and the Kittlitz's murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris), a small seabird that visits nearshore waters in summer and is associated with tidewater glaciers.
maenas; starfish (Rivara (3)); northern puffers, Sphoeroides maculates (Rivara (3)); tautog, Tautoga onitis; eider ducks, Somateria mollissima (Whittaker (4)); and scup, Stenotomus chrysops (Whittaker (4)) and, along shallow shores, gulls (Family Laridae) (Fig.
Yna roeddem ni wrth ochr ddeheuol yr ynys, a'r cwch wedi arafu er mwyn i ni weld yr hwyaden fwythblu (eider, Somateria mollisima) oedd ar draethell graean bras ar yr ynys.
pygargus), Kentish plovers (Charadrius alexan-drinus), black-tailed godwits (Limosa limosa), avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta) and eiders (Somateria mollissima) all breed.