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Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum

Description:

A treat to find in your binocular viewfield, the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask, and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. In fall these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin, whistles. In summer you’re as likely to find them flitting about over rivers in pursuit of flying insects, where they show off dazzling aeronautics for a forest bird.

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11 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks António and LandmarkExpert

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

real pretty series

Great Tom,beautiful series,congrats and thanks for sharing

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks for all the comments! These waxwings are great little birds.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice and beautiful.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Wonderful!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Beautiful series

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Lovely series..

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Lovely series, and this spotting could also go in the Hunters and Animal Feeding Behavior mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8463...

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Yuko, I like the way these came out.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Superb series! Truly beautiful!

Tom15
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Tom15

New York, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2013
Submitted on May 4, 2013

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