Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Aves > Passeriformes > Bombycillidae
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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.
|2020-03-21||Jardin Botanique de Montréal|
|2019-04-22||Boisé Des Douze|
|2015-04-19||Parc 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.