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King Eider
Somateria spectabilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Somateria

Scientific:
  Somateria spectabilis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.123

Protonym:
  Anas spectabilis

Avibase ID:
  F3D7491432CC59E7

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175160

Geographic range:

  • Somateria spectabilis: Arctic Eurasia and n North America
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  King Eider
Czech:
  kajka královská
German:
  Prachteiderente
Danish:
  Kongeederfugl
Spanish:
  Éider real
Finnish:
  kyhmyhaahka
French:
  Eider à tête grise
Icelandic:
  Æðarkóngur
Italian:
  Re degli edredoni
Japanese:
  kewatagamo
Japanese:
  ケワタガモ
Dutch:
  Koningseider
Norwegian:
  Praktærfugl
Polish:
  turkan
Portuguese:
  Eider-real
Portuguese (Brazil):
  King Eider
Russian:
  Гага-гребенушка
Slovak:
  kajka hrbozobá
Swedish:
  praktejder
Chinese:
  王绒鸭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   King Eider ( Somateria spectabilis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Eider à tête grise ( Somateria spectabilis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Eider à tête grise ( Somateria spectabilis)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   King Eider ( Somateria spectabilis)
Oriental Bird Club:
   King Eider ( Somateria spectabilis)
James Lee Peters:
    Somateria spectabilis
James Lee Peters (original):
    Somateria spectabilis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Somateria spectabilis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   King Eider ( Somateria spectabilis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   King Eider ( Somateria spectabilis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   King Eider ( Somateria spectabilis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Somateria spectabilis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Somateria spectabilis

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Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Èider reial, Eùider reial
Valencian: Èider reial
Czech: Kajka královská
Welsh: Hwyaden fwythblu big-goch, Hwyaden fwythblu'r gogledd
Danish: Kongederfugl, Kongeedderfugl, Kongeederfugl
German: Prachteiderente
English: Crested Eider, King Eider
Esperanto: Re^ga molanaso, Reĝa molanaso
Spanish: Eider Real, Éider real, Eidero rey
Spanish (Spain): Eider Real
Estonian: kuninghahk, Kuninghauk
Basque: Eider erregea, Èider reial
Finnish: Kyhmyhaahka
Faroese: Æðukongur
French: Eider à tête grise, Eider remarquable, Eider royal
Irish: Éadar Taibhseach
Galician: Éider real, Èider reial
Hebrew: אדרית מלכותית
Croatian: Kraljevska gavka
Hungarian: Cifra pehelyréce
Icelandic: Æðarkóngur
Italian: Re degli Edredoni
Inuktitut: Kingalik, Meetuk
Japanese: kewatagamo, Kewata-gamo
Japanese: ケワタガモ
Japanese (Kanji): 毛綿鴨
Kazakh: Гага, Мамыққаз
Latin: Somateria spectabilis
Lithuanian: Skiauteretoji gaga, Skiauterėtoji gaga
Latvian: Krāšņā pūkpīle
Dutch: Koningseider, Koningseidereend
Norwegian: É-konge, Praktærfugl
Polish: (edredon) turkan, edredon turkan, turkan
Pinyin: wáng róng-yā
Portuguese: Eider-de-lunetas, Eider-real, Êider-real
Portuguese (Portugal): Êider-real
Russian: Gaga-grebyonushka, Гага-гребенушка
Northern Sami: Áhpehávda
Slovak: kajka hrbozobá, kajka kráľovská
Slovenian: pisana gaga
Serbian: Kraljevska gavka
Swedish: Praktejder
Turkish: Süslü Pufla
Chinese: [wang rong-ya], 王绒鸭
Chinese (Traditional): 小絨鴨

 

         

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