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Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum


These birds' most prominent feature is a small cluster of bright red feathers on the wings. The tip of the tail is typically yellow or orange and 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.


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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago
Mitch ,according to this link, the red dots are missing on Cedar wax wings,sometimes.

Mitch L
Mitch L 12 years ago

Yes, both Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings have small clusters of red feathers on their wings, but because of the location of this photo (Northern Pennsylvania, USA) I strongly suspect it is a Cedar Waxwing.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

Mitch,if it has cluster of red feathers on the wings,do you think that it could be Bohemian Wax Wing?

Mitch L
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Mitch L

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2008
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012

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