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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the subfamily Merginae— the Steller's eider.
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Polysticta stelleri, is in a different genus (how's that for confusing?).
The Nelson Lagoon Tribal Council has been concerned for several years about the effect of changing weather patterns on the narrow spit of sand they occupy between Nelson Lagoon (a prime nesting habitat for Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri)) and the Bering Sea.
The ten-year average for eider harvests are common eider 2,000, king eider (Somateria spectabilis) 5,500, spectacled eider (S. fischeri) 200, and Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) 50.