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Cedar Waxwings

Bombycilla cedrorum

Description:

The Cedar Waxwing is a medium-sized, sleek bird with a large head, short neck, and short, wide bill. Waxwings have a crest that often lies flat and droops over the back of the head. The wings are broad and pointed, like a starling’s. The tail is fairly short and square-tipped. Cedar Waxwings are pale brown on the head and chest fading to soft gray on the wings. The belly is pale yellow, and the tail is gray with a bright yellow tip. The face has a narrow black mask neatly outlined in white. The red waxy tips to the wing feathers are not always easy to see.

Habitat:

Oak tree in wildlife habitat yard.

Notes:

This flock of Waxwings was using the oak as a waiting and resting area while others in the group were feeding in a patch of shrubs full of berries.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.50

Spotted on Mar 7, 2016
Submitted on Jun 27, 2016

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