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Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri
Described by: Pallas (1769)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Polysticta Stelleri, Polysticta Stelleri, Somateria stelleri
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RangeN. Siberia; N. Alaska and ex. nw. Canada;
Breeds in a small area of ne. Siberia from e. of the e. Taymyr Peninsula (Khatanga Bay) and the New Siberian Is. e to the Chokotski Peninsula. N. Alaska in the coastal plain near Barrow (North Slope Borough) s. to the Yukon-Kuskokwim River Delta and St. Lawrence Is. Occasionally occurs further w. to ex. n. Norway and possibly e. to nw. Mackenzie in nw. Canada. Sporadic or even even regular breeding occurs further w. in Siberia (Kola Peninsula).
Winters along the coasts of St. Lawrence Is., Pribilof Is., the Aleutians, is. off the Alaskan Peninsula e. to Kodiak Is. and w. Prince William Sound, and in the s. Bering Sea along the coast of Kamchatka, Kuril Is. and n. Japan (Cape Nosappu, se. Hokkaido).
Wanders to n. Scandinavia off n. Norway, w. Barents Sea, New Siberian Is. (probably) and the Lena River Delta. Small numbers winter in n. Norway and the Baltic Sea off Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. ___________________________________________________________________________________
North America n. of the Mexican border;
Summer: N. and w. ALK;
Winter: Aleutians to sw. ALK;
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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