of several large northern sea ducks having fine soft down
clues: Duck down; Duck with soft down, Type of duck; Pillow
stuffing; Sea duck; Where to get down; It might get you down;
Black and white duck
3 times a year
in English language:
37776 / 86800
Dumping Eggs on the Neighbors
duck eats green crab
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea-duck, which is
distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and
eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate
regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones,
when it can form large flocks on coastal waters.
eider's nest is built close to the sea and is lined with the
celebrated eiderdown, plucked from the female's breast. This soft
and warm lining has long been harvested for filling pillows and
quilts, but in more recent years has been largely replaced by
down from domestic farm-geese and synthetic alternatives.
Nonetheless, eiderdown harvesting continues and is sustainable,
as it can be done after the ducklings leave the nest with no harm
to the birds.
Common Eider is characterized by its bulky shape and large
wedge-shaped bill. The male is unmistakable with its black and
white plumage and green nape. The female is a brown bird, but can
still be readily distinguished from all ducks, except other
eider-species, on the basis of size and head shape. This duck's
call is a pleasant "ah-ooo", described as being "like
a bunch of gossipy old women, expressing surprise". The
species is often readily approachable.
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Tu+ >1 07 Duck down
Tu >1 98 Down source GOOSE
Tu- >1 08 Downy duck
We- >1 05 Sea duck
Th >1 08 Where to get down GEESE
We- >1 05 Kind of down
Th+ >1 01 Quilt filler
Th- >1 05 Pillow filler
Tu- LAT 09 Down-yielding duck
Tu- >1 04 Large sea duck
Tu+ >1 09 Comforter stuffing
We+ >1 08 Down provider GOOSE
Tu >1 94 Downy bird
Duck AVERT AVOID DODGE ELUDE EVADE
Tu- >1 01 Black and white duck
>1 06 Duck with soft down
Th WSJ 03 It might get you down
Th NYT 07 Quilt stuffing BATTS
Tu >1 04 Source of down
We >1 00 Where to get down? GEESE
You can get down from it?
Th NYT 87 A duck