Monday, June 23, 2014

Cedar Waxwing

The Cedar Waxwing (Scientific name - Bombycilla cedrorum) is a nomadic bird found throughout North America from Southern Canada (mainly below the territories) to as far south as Mexico and into South America. They move around in flocks seeking berries, which are their main source of food. They have a subdued brownish crest and a black mask which is outlined in white.  The head and chest are brown and the wings are a soft grey. They have a yellowish belly and yellow tip on the end of their tail feathers.  There are also red tips on the wing feathers, although these are often hard to see.  They are a beautiful bird. Top photo of the juvenile was taken in August 2013 in Langley, B.C. while the other two photos were taken in June 2014 in Abbotsford, B.C.