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Waxwing  Bombycilla cedrorum,Cedar Waxwing,Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Love this bird, it has such a well defined character, almost like a drawn cartoon character. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Me too - I especially love the little red "waxy" tips on the wing feathers! Posted 2 months ago

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The Cedar Waxwing is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It is a medium sized, mostly brown, gray, and yellow bird named for its wax-like wing tips. It is a native of North and Central America, breeding in open wooded areas in southern Canada and wintering in the southern half of the United States, Central America, and the far northwest of South America. Its diet includes cedar cones, fruit, and insects. The Cedar Waxwing is not endangered.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded Sep 5, 2017. Captured Jul 20, 2017 14:25 in 319-321 E Miles Ave, Darby, MT 59829, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/9.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO640
  • 400mm