Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum
Bombycillidae

Audubon print of birds in cedar
Male and female look alike
Gregarious throughout the year
On serviceberry with unripe fruits
Feeding on Morrow's honeysuckle
Cedar fruits a winter favorite
A fruit specialist, but also feeds on flowers
Drinking sap from sugar maple
Dragon flies are fair game; red waxy tips of wing feathers
Red waxy tips in flight; starling-like wings
Insects are hunted from a perch
Courtship in progress
Mating pair builds nest for 2 to 6 eggs
Both parents feed the young
Fledgling approaching adult size
Can't I get just one more meal?
Juvenile on Carolina rose
Waxwing populations have grown with introduction of fruiting ornamentals
Wintering as far as northern South America

Species account to come.