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Cedar Waxwings

Bombycilla cedrorum

Description:

Cedar waxwings are approximately 6–7 in (15–18 cm) long and weigh roughly 30 grams. These birds' most prominent feature is a small cluster of bright red feathers on the wings. The tail is typically yellow or orange depending on diet. Adults have a pale yellow belly. Immature birds are streaked on the throat and flanks, and often do not have the black mask of the adults. During courtship the male and female will sit together and pass small objects back and forth, such as flower petals or an insect. Mating pairs will sometimes rub their beaks together affectionately.

Notes:

Found these beautiful birds on top of a blueberry infested mountain called Mount Napoleon. The birds and I spent the afternoon eating the wild blueberries together.


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3 Comments

OneArseneWenger
OneArseneWenger 2 years ago

I love watching these birds share berries with each other. Great series

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 2 years ago

Thanks alicelongmartin!
I will update.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Your second picture should be in the first position for best viewing. Nice series.

Ontario, Canada

Lat: 47.06, Long: -79.79

Spotted on Jun 5, 2010
Submitted on Jan 6, 2012

Reference

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