* Threatened or Endangered

Cedar Waxwing *

 : Bombycilla cedrorum

 : Bird

 : Berry bushes, evergreens, or along rivers and ponds.

 : Mostly fruit and some insects


 : Least Concern


• The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that specializes in eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several months.

• The name "waxwing" comes from the waxy red secretions found on the tips of the secondaries of some birds.

• Building a nest takes a female Cedar Waxwing 5 to 6 days and may require more than 2,500 individual trips to the nest.