Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cerorum
Cedar waxwings are often seen in noisy flocks/Photo Courtesy of Rollin Bannow
These silky and crested birds gain their distinctive black mask as they age. Primarily fruit eaters, cedar waxwings are frequently on the move to find a good crop. Keeping your ears tuned you may be rewarded by a noisy flock of these birds as they alight on power lines, shrubs or trees. Along the coast, waxwings are often found feeding on the fruits of the wax myrtle, but they will also eat insects, flower petals and sap. Learn more about these gregarious birds...

Facts About Cedar Waxwing

Have a reputation for gluttony

Swallows fruit whole

Named for waxy drops on wing and tail feathers