Waxwings are Wild

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Waxwings are a family of passerine birds, which are distinguished by their soft, silky tuft. Some feathers on their wings have unique red blotches, and the Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, look like drops traces of sealing wax, and give the generic name.Next you can see a wonderful selection of photographs of these beautiful birds.

 

 

Waxwings are characterized by soft silky plumage. They have unique red tips to some of the wing feathers where the shafts extend beyond the barbs, in the Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, these tips look like sealing wax, and give the group its common name. The legs are short and strong, and the wings are pointed. The male and female have the same plumage. All three species have mainly brown plumage, a black line through the eye and black under the chin, a square-ended tail with a red or yellow tip, and a pointed crest. The bill, eyes, and feet are dark. Calls are high-pitched, buzzing or trilling monosyllables.

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