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Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

Aves > Passeriformes > Bombycillidae

Names in different Languages

GermanSeidenschwanz
EnglishBohemian Waxwing
FrenchJaseur boréal
SpanishAmpelis europeo

Description

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.

Photos

Observations

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