Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

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 and 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 of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Park Mont Royal

    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    NIKON Z 6
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 200

  • Boisé des Douze

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2500s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 400

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

    Focal Length 140mm
    Shutter Speed 1/320s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 100


Bombycilla garrulus