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Somateria spectabilis

Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis

Saaku{ aIa}um saa amaku{, kasami{ hizax liidaku{ kasamim ilagaan itxa{taa}utaza{. Kasamim ilagaan chuqudaku{. Saakum ali}ingis kasamim ali}ingis hizax liidakus, hakangis kasamim hakangis ilagaan angalingis sugdanaa}utazas. Kamgingis hakam sugdanangis ku{tazas ama hakam qaxchikdangis ama quhmangis mataa}utazas. Hingamataku{ hiiyukaa kanuuyam angalidigaa angali{taku{ an}usigan kangan takda}ina{ liidaa}utaza{. Saakum ayagangis kasamis liidaaguzakus ilagaan chuqudanaa{tazas.

Qan'gim aslaan udang anas agudix qanikinga masxal aguun chugaanul uku}aqadaa}utazakus, saaqudikinga masxaa}utal aguun kuu}azas. Qan'gim aslaan kalulgal qalgamazakus, hitmilganaa{sxal agudix, qach{ingis ihmiituzas. Saakum ali}ingis liisnalaka}is ayagangis agatingis hasinal udang akus uku}azas.

 

King Eider - Somateria spectabilis

The king eider is a saltwater duck which resembles the common eider. It is different though. First of all, it is smaller in size than the common eider. The drake is similar to the common eider, but it has fancier coloring. Its head has dark fancy head feathers. Its bill is yellowish, and it looks as though it has a large orange knob on the top of its nose.

King eiders spend their winters here in the Aleutians. In the spring, they go back north and spend the summers there. They again return here in the fall.

The eiders are shot during the winters for food. They are hard to pluck because the skin tears off when the feathers are being plucked. There are usually more hens than drakes.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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