The Common Eider is a large sea-dwelling duck that lives across coastal Europe and North America. It breeds in the Arctic, but winters south in large flock on coastal waters. The striking male Common Eider is black more... and white with a green neck. Eiders are known for their soft eiderdown, feathers from the female duck's breast which she uses to line her nest. This soft down has been used to fill pillows and quilts for many years. This is our totally cute Birdorable version of a male Common Eider.