cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 5.75 inches
Short, thin bill
Pale brown crest
Black eye patch and chin
Pale brown head fading into pale yellow belly
White undertail coverts
Dark brown back
Dark wings with thin, red bar
Black tail with yellow tip
Juveniles have much duller, grayer head and body with blurry streaks on underparts
Frequently found in large flocks feeding on fruit
The Bohemian waxwing is similar to the cedar waxwing but has dark
undertail coverts, gray belly and white and yellow markings in the wing.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 12(10-16) days
Days to Fledge: 16(14-18)
Number of Broods: 1, occasionally 2
Diet: Almost exclusively fruit; lesser quantities of insects
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November C
Winter: December, January, February C
Crooked Run Valley