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Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

Aves > Passeriformes > Bombycillidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishBohemian Waxwing
FrenchJaseur boréal
SpanishAmpelis europeo


A midsize migratory bird feeding mostly on fruits like berries. Mostly brown with white, yellow and red spots on the wings.

How to Identify

Aerodynamic shape of the head is unique for this species but can be confounded with its cousin the Cedar Waxwing. Different to the Cedar Waxwing, the main color of the Bohemian Waxwing is brown.

Where When to Spot

Only seen during winter and early spring feeding on bushes with berries. In summer they migrate to the North for breeding.



2020-03-21Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2020-03-21Belvédère Outremont
2019-04-22Boisé Des Douze
2015-04-19Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies

Last updated on 2023-05-06. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.