|Cedar Waxwings in a buckthorn tree|
- A long feathered crest
- A white-edged black mask around the eyes.
- Red waxy tips on its secondary flight feathers (Thus the name "waxwing")
- A light yellow belly
- White feathers on the underside of its tail
- A gray-black tail feathers with yellow tips
The Cedar Waxwing is quite approachable. They often gather in large flocks. During the winter they can often be found feeding on fruit and berries in trees and shrubs along with other species (including Eastern Bluebirds and American Robins). Seeds in their droppings help spread many species of trees and shrubs. During warmer months they often perch on tree branches and dart off to catch flying insects.
|Two cedar waxwings feeding on buckthorn berries and wild grapes|
|A Bohemian Waxwing - note the cinnamon red colored feathers in the underside of the tail.|
|Part of a flock of Bohemian Waxwings|
Habitat: forests and open areas
Size: 7 inches long with a 11-12.5 inch wingspan
Diet: berries, fruit, tree sap, insects