French: Eider à lunettes German: Plüschkopfente Spanish: Éider de anteojos
Fuligula (Lampronetta) Fischeri
J. F. Brandt
St Michael, Alaska
Breeds along coasts of N Siberia from Lena Delta E to N & W Alaska. Winters among sea ice in Bering Sea between St Lawrence I and St Matthew I, centred mainly at about 62°00’ N, 173°00’ W.
50–58 cm; male 1275–1750 g, female 1125–1850 g. Male unmistakable in breeding plumage, with green crown and nape, long sloping forehead, large white ‘... read more
No male calls described, but female gives two different vocalizations during breeding season: a... read more
Breeds on small lakes, pools, bogs and streams of subarctic and Arctic tundra, generally within... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly benthic invertebrates, especially Macoma clams and gastropods (snails) during breeding season and, particularly in summer... read more
Arrives in breeding areas May/Jun; subarctic nesting areas generally become accessible by third week of May and Arctic sites by second week... read more
Winter quarters recently confirmed (via satellite telemetry) to lie in NC Bering Sea area, the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Total world population estimated at c. 200,000 breeding birds, or c. 400,000 individuals, in early to mid 1970s... read more
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