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Taxonomy: Order Anseriformes >> Family Anatidae >> Genus Somateria

King Eider (Unique ID: 3944)
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Species: King Eider (Somateria spectabilis)
Location: ---, Barrow, Alaska, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: male     Visibility: head only     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: June 18, 2010
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 10.9

Notes: Most of the King Eider that I found were hard to approach. Eventually I came across a more cooperative individual. As I patiently waiting on a shelf of ice, this male drifted in to the minimum focusing distance of my lens.


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