WAXWING is a small, multicoloured perching bird. Its plumage shades from grey to brown, highlighted by a backsweeping crest, a black line through the eyes, a yellow-tipped tail and red, waxy tips on some of the wing feathers. The waxwing is gregarious, with a soft, high-pitched call. It feeds on fruit and flying INSECTS. Of 3 species worldwide, 2 occur in BC: the Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) and the cedar waxwing (B. cedrorum). The Bohemian, the more northerly species, is found mainly...

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