Bohemian Waxwing

(Bombycilla garrulus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRN - Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Irregular migrant and winter visitor

Habitat

Areas with abundant fruit, including residential areas

Size

6½ to 8 in length

14½ wingspan


Identification

The body is brownish-gray without a yellow wash. The undertail coverts are rusty red or chestnut brown. The wing tips have bold yellow and white markings.

 
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Migration

Late October to mid-April


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Bombycillidae (waxwings)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus garrulus)

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus pallidiceps)

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus centralasiae)
 
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  Bohemian Waxwings
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Don Delaney
 
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Nigel Blake
 
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  Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
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  Bohemian Waxwings Eating Apples in Maine
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Uploaded on Feb 25, 2011

Bohemian waxwings feeding on apples in Maine. © Garth McElroy

 
     
  Waxwing Waxwings in my Hand
Tommy H. Hyndman
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 9, 2012

Wild Bohemian Waxwings eating apples from my hand.See more: http://fair-isle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/... Video taken on my hand held Lumix pocket camera in my other hand. location: Auld Haa House, Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ZE2 9JU see my Fair Isle Blog for more info: http://fair-isle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/henry-waxwings-hand-feeding-again.html?showComment=1352378256602#c7146128146511058420

 
     
  Bohemian Waxwings
Richard Hoeg
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 19, 2016

The Bohemians have been visiting a large crab apple tree on the North Shore of Lake Superior about 6 miles outside of Duluth, Minnesota.

 
     
  Bohemian Waxwings
LesleytheBirdNerd
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 18, 2014

 
     
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Published on Nov 18, 2014

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Some of them are getting drunk on fermented berries, and even wiping out when they try to fly.
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