Bohemian Waxwing

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Seidenschwanz [de]
Bohemian Waxwing [en]
Ampelis europeo [es]
Jaseur boréal [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Bombycilla garrulus


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Similar Species

Cedar Waxwing