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Other names

Bohemian Wax Wing

scientiphic name: bombicilla garrulus. Also known as "European waxwing".

Description

It has mainly buff-grey plumage, black face markings and a pointed crest. Its wings are patterned with white and bright yellow, and some feather tips have the red waxy appearance that give this species its English name. The three subspecies show only minor differences in appearance. Females are similar to males, while young birds are less well-marked and have few or no waxy wingtips. Although the Bohemian waxwing's range overlaps those of the cedar and Japanese waxwings, it is easily distinguished from them by size and plumage differences.

Similar species

Cedar Waxwing,Japanese Waxwing

Behaviour

very gregarious bird, almost always seen in flocks, expecially during migrations.

Diet

the most important source of food are berries.

Calls

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

it lives in North America and Europe, in woodlands.

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