Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Brandt, 1847)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcde+4abcde

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Justification of Red List category
Rapid declines at one site, and a suite of threats that could impact the population as a whole suggest that the species is overall declining at a rate that is at least moderately rapid. Thus the species is listed here as Near Threatened, but future surveys could show that the species is declining at an even greater rate.

Population size: 250000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,440,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Somateria fischeri. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/spectacled-eider-somateria-fischeri on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 23/02/2024.