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The common Eider is a large sea duck and is the heaviest and fastest flying duck.
It is rarely found away from the coast and is a true sea duck. It feeds on shellfish and especially mussels.
It is an amber listed species.
It is between 51 and 72cm in length.
It has a wingspan of between 80 and 108cm
It weighs in at 1.2 to 2.8kg
There are estimated to be 26,000 pairs in the uk.