Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content. For instance, cedar waxwings are birds of sharing. [19] Fruit is normally picked from trees, sometimes from the ground, and is usually swallowed whole. It is named for the waxy red tips on some of the wing feathers. In fall these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin, whistles. In North America, the waxwing's breeding range has little overlap with brown-headed cowbird, another parasitic species. Bombycilla cedrorum. [14], Waxwings can eat huge numbers of berries, each bird sometimes consuming several hundred a day, more than double its own weight. 26 Nov. 2020. Go to Home. Listen +5 more audio recordings. Rowan berries are a favourite food, and are eaten whenever available. Identification. Content for this page researched and created by Ashley Worlds. If you have several of them on a branch, they will pass the berries down from one bird to another to ensure everyone on the branch has a share of the tasty, fresh loot – thus, your dream might be highlighting the notion of spreading the wealth or the importance of sharing and being charitable. Here’s a great observation from 10,000 birds: “Bohemian Waxwings are only an inch longer than Cedar Waxwings but weigh almost twice as much on average.” If it seems short and stocky, then it’s possible the bird is a Bohemian Waxwing, but if it looks long and slender, it could be a Cedar Waxwing. Information and translations of cedar waxwing in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. POWERED BY MERLIN. Cedar Waxwings LOVE fruit. I haven't seen them in years though. A treat to find in your binocular viewfield, the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask, and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. Wingspan ranges from 8.7-11.8 in (22-30 cm). In the summer, Vaccinium and Rubus species and Canada buffaloberry are important items of their diet, while cotoneaster, juniper, haws, rose hips and apples predominate outside the breeding season. The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) belongs to the family of Bombycillidae (McWilliams).With silky feathers and bilateral symmetry, the cedar waxwing is known for their colorful waxed tipped wings. [17] Significant causes of death include predation,[23] collisions with windows and cars,[2] and poisoning by road salt consumed when drinking. cedar waxwing, cedarbird, Bombycilla cedrorun(noun), widely distributed over temperate North America. [23], Bohemian waxwings are not brood parasitised by the common cuckoo or its relatives in Eurasia because the cuckoo's young cannot survive on a largely fruit diet. This suggests that in the past, perhaps 3 million years ago, the ancestral waxwing was a host of a brood parasitic species, and retains the rejection behaviour acquired then. The Cedar Waxwing is a natural wonder of nature, it sets a great example of love and teamwork and is a unique bird mankind should cherish, protect and learn from for years to come. We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! [39] Blood parasites include Trypanosoma species, and a Leucocytozoon first identified in this waxwing. Over the last several months, when factories, offices, restaurants and other places of social gathering have been (intermittently) shut, people’s creativity has taken all sorts of unexpected directions.