Cedar Waxing

The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is found year-round on the South Coast and in the central and southern interior during summer. It is very similar in appearance to the Bohemian Waxing (Bombycilla garrlus), which is a year-round resident of central and northern BC and winter resident in the southern interior. Cedar Waxwings lack the yellow tips on the wing feathers that the Bohemian have, they are also slimmer, have white under their tails versus a reddish colour and have a pale yellow versus grey belly. Both species usually occur in flocks, Bohemian sometimes in the hundreds if not thousands. They are often seen hawking (flying from perch to perch catching insects aerially) over bodies of water such as marshes or streams.


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