The soft, warm feathers of the Common Eider are used to fill pillows and quilts (eiderdown duvets). In Iceland, the down with which the eider ducks pad their nests is “harvested” after the ducklings have left the nest. A nest of eider down weighs an average of around 20 grams.

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.