Sea Creature Fun Facts: King Eider Duck
The King Eider sea duck is a bird that lives in the Arctic. -- They often dive deep to the ocean floor to eat mollusks and crustaceans. -- The male King Eider is a strikingly beautiful bird, with feathers of black, white, gray, and green, and its beak is orange with an unusual knobby shape. -- Female King Eiders are mostly chestnut brown. -- There is an old legend that says the King Eider is simply a Common Eider whose age and experience have earned it the right to wear a “crown” but we know now that they are actually different species.
For more information about polar bears and Arctic wildlife, see the new IMAX® film "To The Arctic 3D" opening in select IMAX Theatres starting April 20, 2012. "To The Arctic 3D" is a MacGillivray Freeman Film from Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation.