Eider | Somateria mollissima

Eiders – suppliers of the best heat isolator

Distribution area
Northern coasts except Siberia

Living space
Sea coasts and prepositioned islands, Wadden Sea

Way of living
Very gregariously

Food
Mussels, snails, crabs

Propagation
April to May, a brood with up to 7 eggs
Brood duration: 24-26 days, nest is carefully covered when leaving to protect it against robbers. They make a possible prey unpalatable to Arctic foxes by spraying fluid droppings over the nest.

Maximum age
15 years

Protection status
Protected by the General guide lines for game animals

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