Somateria mollissima (image) University of Chicago Press Journals Share Print E-Mail Caption This female common eider, Somateria mollissima, was photographed by Ismael Galvan in Northern Iceland. The complex plumage pattern is produced by melanin pigments. Credit Ismael Galvan Usage Restrictions Image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.