Bohemian Waxwing

Other Names: none

Distribution: temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Bohemian Waxwing distribution range map

Description:

Size: 16-19 cm in length with a 32-45 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Sleek in profile with distinctive red waxy deposits at the tips of their secondary flight feathers. They are grayish-brown with white and yellow wing-patches and yellow tail bands. They have distinctive crested heads, black throats, and black masks lightly lined with white. Their heads and undertails have a rufous tinge. Juveniles are mottled gray-brown and lack the feather-tips.The beak and legs are gray and the eyes are black.

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Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
apple-slices
canned-peas
currants
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
district of columbia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north atlantic coast
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south dakota
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
waxwings - bombycillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species