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Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum

Description:

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. 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:

In woodlands of all kinds, and at farms, orchards, and suburban gardens where there are fruiting trees or shrubs.


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daniel.dparsons
Spotted by
daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.58, Long: -105.10

Spotted on Dec 3, 2017
Submitted on Dec 4, 2017

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