Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

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

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Recent observations

No one's observed a Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri) .
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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. The lined nest is built on tundra close to the sea, and 6-10 eggs are laid.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    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.
    vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.