Globally Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)


All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Polysticta stelleri
  • French
    • eider de Steller
  • English
    • Steller's Eider
  • Russian
    • Сибирская гага
    • Гага стеллерова
    • Малая гага
  • Belarusian
    • Гага сібірская
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • STEI
  • Portuguese
    • Êider-de-Steller
  • German
    • Scheckente
  • Spanish
    • Eider de Steller

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Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri




June 15, 2015 02:07 PM HST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Steller's eider (Polysticta stelleri) is a smallish sea duck that breeds along the Arctic coasts of eastern Siberia and Alaska.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. Discontinuous, reduced breeding range in northern coastal Alaska and along the arctic coast of Asia; precipitous population decline of unknown cause; local extinction of some breeding populations; total population size is about 220,000.
    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/07/2011.
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