Literature Eider
[order] Anseriformes | [family]

Eider determination[order] Anseriformes | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Somateria mollissima | [UK] Eider | [FR] Eider à duvet | [DE] Eiderente | [ES] Eider | [IT] Edredone | [NL] Eider


Parental care influences the feeding behaviour of female eiders Somateria mollissima
Author(s): Öst, M. & Kilpi, M. 1999
Abstract: We compared the feeding behaviour of lone tenders, multi-female tenders and postbreeding, non-tending eider females Somateria mollissima in the northern Baltic. Few prey species are available for eiders in the Baltic; in the non-breeding season adult..[more]..
Source: Zool. Fennici 36: 195-204
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Factors affecting the bag size of the common eider Somateria mollissimain Denmark, 1980-2000
Author(s): Christensen, T.K. 2005
Abstract: Based on data compiled from the official Danish Bag Record and from the annual wing surveys of waterfowl, analyses of long-term trends in the bag of common eiders Somateria mollissimawere performed for the period 1958-2000, while more detailed analys..[more]..
Source: Wildl. Biol. . 11:2 (2005)
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Nesting success of common eiders Somateria mollissima as influenced by nest-site and female characteristics in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence
Author(s): F. Bolduc, M. Guillemette & R.D. Titman
Abstract: In the common eider Somateria mollissima as well as in many other bird species, nesting success has been associated with female reproductive characteristics and predator accessibility to the nest site. In this study, we tested the following predictio..[more]..
Source: Wildl. Biol. 11: 273-279
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Variation in egg size of Common Eiders
Author(s): Swennen C. & Van Der Meer J.
Abstract: Egg size of Eiders Somateria mollissima was studied in the colony on Vlieland, The Netherlands, during six consecutive years. Mean length and breadth of 2476 eggs was 77.84 and 51.25 mm, respectively. Mean volume measured of 1882 of these eggs was 10..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 80 (3): 363-373
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Low costs of salt turnover in Common Eiders Somateria mollissima
Author(s): Nehls G.
Abstract: The energetic costs of salt turnover were measured in Common Eiders Somateria mollissima by respirometry. Rates of salt intake in the field were estimated from salt content of their chief prey, the mussel Mytilus edulis. Metabolic rate in Eiders incr..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 84 (1): 23-30
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Sleep changes during long-term fasting in the incubating female Common Eider Somateria mollissima
Author(s): Criscuolo F., Gauthier-Clerc M. et al.
Abstract: In the present study we have made observations of eye closure duration of Common Eider Somateria mollissima in the field, to determine the amount of time devoted to sleep during the incubation period, both in breeding and non-breeding females. Breedi..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 89 (3): 441-448.
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Year-round movements of Northern Common Eiders Somateria mollissima borealis breeding in Arctic Canada and West Greenland followed by satellite telemetry.
Author(s): Mosbech A., Gilchrist G., Merkel F., Sonne C., Flagstad A. & Nyegaard H.
Abstract: We implanted satellite transmitters to track Northern Common Eiders Somateria mollissima borealis from breeding grounds in West Greenland and eastern Arctic Canada, and from their wintering grounds in southwest Greenland. We compared distances moved,..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 94 (3): 651-665
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Local movements, home ranges and body condition of Common Eiders Somateria mollissima wintering in Southwest Greenland.
Author(s): Merkel F.R., Mosbech A. et al.
Abstract: We examined local movements, home ranges and body condition of wintering Northern Common Eiders Somateria mollissima borealis in Southwest Greenland from late winter until spring migration in 2000 and 2001. At key marine habitats at coastal areas and..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 94 (3): 639-650.
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The cost of mate guarding in the Common Eider
Author(s): B.B. Steele, A. Lehikoinen, M. Öst & M. Kilpi
Abstract: Amale biased sex ratio in Finnish Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) results in unmated males interacting with eider pairs. We quantified the effects of mate guarding on other behaviors.Matedmales spent less time feeding and performed fewer dives t..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 84:49-56. 2007
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All of Anatidae

  1. American Wigeon
  2. Anas americana
  1. Bar-headed Goose
  2. Anser indicus
  1. Barnacle Goose
  2. Branta leucopsis
  1. Barrows Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala islandica
  1. Bean Goose
  2. Anser fabalis
  1. Blue-winged Teal
  2. Anas discors
  1. Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla
  1. Canada goose
  2. Branta canadensis
  1. Canvasback
  2. Aythya valisineria
  1. Common Scoter
  2. Melanitta nigra
  1. Egyptian Goose
  2. Alopochen aegyptiacus
  1. Eider
  2. Somateria mollissima
  1. Garganey
  2. Anas querquedula
  1. Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala clangula
  1. Greater Scaup
  2. Aythya marila
  1. Greater White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser albifrons
  1. Greylag Goose
  2. Anser anser
  1. Hooded Merganser
  2. Lophodytes cucullatus
  1. Lesser White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser erythropus
  1. Light-bellied Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla hrota
  1. Mallard
  2. Anas platyrhynchos
  1. Marbled Duck
  2. Marmaronetta angustirostris
  1. Merganser
  2. Mergus merganser
  1. Mute Swan
  2. Cygnus olor
  1. Northern Pintail
  2. Anas acuta
  1. Northern Shoveler
  2. Anas clypeata
  1. Pink-footed Goose
  2. Anser brachyrhynchus
  1. Pochard
  2. Aythya ferina
  1. Redhead
  2. Aythya americana
  1. Ruddy Duck
  2. Oxyura jamaicensis
  1. Shelduck
  2. Tadorna tadorna
  1. Snow Goose
  2. Anser caerulescens
  1. Stellers Eider
  2. Polysticta stelleri
  1. Surf Scoter
  2. Melanitta perspicillata
  1. Teal
  2. Anas crecca
  1. Tufted Duck
  2. Aythya fuligula
  1. Whistling Swan
  2. Cygnus columbianus
  1. White-headed Duck
  2. Oxyura leucocephala
  1. Wigeon
  2. Anas penelope
  1. Wood Duck
  2. Aix sponsa
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