Key words: Cedar Waxwings
; fluorescence for tracking seeds; frugivory; microspheres; Savannah River Site (Aiken, South Carolina, USA); seed dispersal; seed shadows, estimation; seed tracking, techniques.
The life history of the cedar waxwing
. Wilson Bull., 61:141-182.
were strictly frugivorous during the winter with 100% (foraging attempts = 1097) of foraging observations recorded as taking fruit.
Several species of birds love them this way but none more than the young cedar waxwings
. Unfortunately the ripening and fermenting happens just about the time the adolescent cedar waxwings
have left the nest and are really getting into flight school.
Nonparasitized species, such as the Cedar Waxwing
and American Robin, fledge between 1.4 and 1.5 young per nesting attempt in agricultural landscapes [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED].
gastrointestinal transit and glucose absorption in cedar waxwings
while along the ridge, high in the black gum tree, cedar waxwings
love the berries, so 1/2-inch netting needs to be secured around and away from the plant down to the ground.
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.
Crabapple seeds also contain cyanide (Seigler 1976), and this poison can cause death when consumed in large amounts by Cedar Waxwings
(Bombycilla cedrorum, Woldemeskel and Styer 2010).
At the Dead Creek Bird Observatory, where Claire does the banding, volunteers see 30 to 40 different species of birds over 10 weeks during the summer, including song sparrows, yellow warblers, cedar waxwings
, gray catbirds, American goldfinches, and common yellowthroats.
Try including dogwoods or holly in your palette to attract flocks of fruit-hungry cedar waxwings
. Play up your own interests when it comes to planting edibles.