* Threatened or Endangered
Cedar Waxwing *
: Bombycilla cedrorum
: 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.