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Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedorum


Adult - Large size & red feather tips unlike juveniles.


Sighting occurred in urban location with fruit bearing trees (primary diet during this time of year). Migrates in groups, however no others were spotted. Appeared to be resting. Was unphased by physical contact. Did not exhibit signs of distress when being handled.

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Hema 7 years ago


DavidMroczkowski 7 years ago

Great close ups!

ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Helena, if you scroll down and read the "Life History" section on this page, there is a brief explanation of where the name comes from:

Helena k
Helena k 7 years ago

Hey um why is it called a wax wing? I read In a book if a birds wings waxed they can't fly is it a flightless bird or something?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Welcome to PN. Lovely pics for first entry!

chesterbperry 7 years ago

Such majestic birds

harsuame 7 years ago

Grandioso!! son lentes de sol genial ::bella captura ::

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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