cedar waxwing

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cedar waxwing:

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any of three species of perching songbirds of the Northern Hemisphere. Waxwings have crests (raised only in alarm) and sleek brownish-gray plumage with flecks of red pigment resembling sealing wax on the wings and a yellow band on the tail tip.
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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum).--Bombycilla cedrorum is a fairly common summer resident and sporadic breeder on the floodplain.
Common name Genus and species Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator American Coot Fulica americana American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea American Goldfinch Carduelis ristis Table 2 Winter resident bird species in the Grand Calumet River corridor.
-- Timing of arrival, numbers, and fruit eating habits of wintering American Robins (Turdus migratorius) and Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were studied during two consecutive years (1989-90, 1990-91) in the Edwards Plateau region of central Texas.
We restricted our analysis to species that swallowed, dropped and flew with seeds in their beaks and excluded species that only probed seeds (e.g., yellow-rumped warbler Dendroica caronata, cedar waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum).
To this end, we compared the nesting biology of cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) and eastern kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus).
Nutritional budgets in free flying birds: cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) feeding on Washington hawthorne fruit (Crataegus phaenopyrum).