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BIR060-00547

A pair of Steller’s eiders (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

The male is white and black, the female is brown.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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BIR060-00374

A vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird’s numbers have dropped by 80% since the 1980’s, and now are found breeding sporadically and low numbers near Barrow, AK.

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BIR060-00375

A vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird’s numbers have dropped by 80% since the 1980’s, and now are found breeding sporadically and low numbers near Barrow, AK.

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BIR060-00376

Vulnerable, federally threatened Steller’s eiders (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The male is on the left and female on the right. This bird’s numbers have dropped by 80% since the 1980’s, and now are found breeding sporadically and low numbers near Barrow, AK.

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BIR060-00373

A vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird’s numbers have dropped by 80% since the 1980’s, and now are found breeding sporadically and low numbers near Barrow, AK.

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ONA007-00132

Zookeepers with a vulnerable, federally threatened female Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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ONA007-00133

Zookeepers with a vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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