|Appearance||The spectacle eider is a mysterious-looking medium-sized water bird about 20″ long. The male has a white back, black underparts, white feathers, an orange bill, a long sloping forehead, varying shades of green around the head, and white round “spectacles” around each eye. The female is similar except she’s a dull brown.|
|Diet||Mollusks, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and plant material.|
|Habitat||Wet ocean tundra regions on the west coast of Alaska.|
|Nesting||The female constructs the nest by creating a shallow depression along the edge of a water source. It’s lined with down and other plant materials.|
Clutch: 3-9 eggs
Egg color: pale olive
Incubation: The female incubates for about 24 days. The young leave the nest soon after hatching. Their first flight takes place about 53 days later.