cedar waxwing


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cedar waxwing:

see waxwingwaxwing,
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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He postulated the aberrant color was likely diet-derived but stopped short of identifying a possible source of the pigment, even though he was investigating a parallel situation in Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) (Mulvihill et al.
Cedar Waxwings and American Robins showed highly frugivorous habits during the winter months on the Edwards Plateau.
7%), in contrast to Cedar Waxwings where none were recaptured.
Significant mass loss occurred only during spring: Black-throated Green Warbler on Star Island, and Red-eyed Vireo and Cedar Waxwing on Appledore Island.
The occurrence of large movements of American Robins and Cedar Waxwings along the Gulf Coast is interesting because the Gulf Coast forms the southern edge of their wintering ranges at this longitude.
Other patches include the 2012 "Working Together for Wildlife," which features cedar waxwings.
A prothonotary warbler methodically inspects nesting sites, and overhead, cedar waxwings, in the feathery boughs of the cypress trees, partake in one last meal before migration.
Feeding behavior-related toxicity due to Nandina domestica in Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum).
Try including dogwoods or holly in your palette to attract flocks of fruit-hungry cedar waxwings.
He paid, then sat on the cartons with us and told about a gum tree near his barn that not only qualified for the record books but was home to a family of rare pileated woodpeckers, and about a persimmon tree by the pond often visited by bluebirds and cedar waxwings.
Birds that feed on hackberries include cedar waxwings, mockingbirds, American robins, bluebirds, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, northern flickers and quail.
that would keep the Cedar Waxwings out of the strawberries or we humans would get none--unless we wanted to eat green fruit.