and American Robins showed highly frugivorous habits during the winter months on the Edwards Plateau.
Total individuals Number (%) Number (%) captured individuals winter fidelity Species 2001-2010 recaptured (returns) Cedar Waxwing
272 0 (0) 0 (0) Warbling Vireo 82 26 (31.
It was a young cedar waxwing
, which was lying on its back on the deck.
Rhodoxanthin was recently found in the orange tail tips of aberrantly colored Cedar Waxwings
in eastern North America (Hudon and Brush 1989), and suspected in the origin of aberrant orange plumage colors in other songbirds (Mulvihill et al.
Feeding behavior-related toxicity due to Nandina domestica in Cedar Waxwings
The largest flights have occurred during peak passages of Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia) and Eastern Kingbirds in August-September, Indigo Buntings in October, and American Robins, Cedar Waxwings
, and Yellow-rumped Warblers in November.
Thrushes and towhees, juncos and woodpeckers, flickers and finches, cedar waxwings
, evening grosbeaks, the odd pair of pigeons, and a slew of other guests - one more colorful than the next and most more musical - but none as endearing as my wren.
Then I heard a chorus of short high musical tones--a flock of birds that I had been enjoying recently as they played and flitted among the apple trees, as only Cedar Waxwings
In addition, some 30 different types of birds have been identified in the wetlands area, including red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers, cedar waxwings
, indigo buntings, and Baltimore orioles.
1993) demonstrated for Cedar Waxwings
(Bombycilla cedrorum) that average diameters of test fruits had to differ by some threshold amount before the birds exhibited size preferences, and that birds did not exhibit a preference between fruits of adjacent size classes.
Some migratory species to watch are: ospreys, turkey vultures, swifts, swallows, cedar waxwings
, and some species of flycatchers, warblers, finches and shorebirds.
The berries last from October until birds devour them in late winter or early spring; robins and cedar waxwings
are particularly fond of them.