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Eiders near the shore
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Image details:  
Image Description: Eiders near the shore
Image notes: Feeding on the molluscs growing on kelp.
Species in Image: Eider
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00554

General details:  
Common Name Eider
Latin Name Somateria mollissima
Shetland Name Dunter
Latin Group Name Anseriformes
Latin Family Name Anatidae
Common Family Name Swans, Geese and Ducks
Description A breeding resident. In recent years breeding numbers have greatly decreased. The reason for this has been difficult to establish.
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