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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

(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

, 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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The islanders have long since left but every May the eider ducks come ashore to mate.
Ten polymorphic autosomal microsatellite loci for Eider duck Somateria mollissima and their cross-species applicability among waterfowl species (Anatidae).
A haven of small islands and bars of land looking out towards the sea, the place is a paradise for birdwatchers harbouring geese, eider duck, grouse and eagle.
A FEMALE Steller's eider duck from the icy Arctic coasts of Siberia and Alaska made a recent rare appearance in British waters, spending a few days off Scotland's east coast.
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Bute is a country lover's paradise and the waters around the island are some of the finest in Europe for wildlife with resident colonies of seals, oystercatchers, gannets, eider duck and swans.
The facility had housed hedgehogs, pigeons, an eider duck, sparrow hawk and barn owls - all of which were being nursed back to full health before they were due to be released back into the wild in the spring.
The facility had housed hedgehogs, pigeons, an eider duck, sparrow hawk and barn owls - all of whom were being nursed back to full health before they were due to be released back into the wild in the spring.
The eggs, which were laid by sea birds including an eider duck, a black headed gull and a cormorant, were collected on Strangford Lough in the North in the 1920s.
Introducing a brand-new creation from The Company Store, its luxurious $2,300 eiderdown pillow (in king size), made with the coveted and scarce down of the Arctic Circle's eider duck.
e imperious gaze of a female eider duck was the subject of the picture by Brian Matthews, of Hartlepool, while Sandie Carter from Rowlands Gill captured a seal peering into the camera o the Farne Islands.