- Length: 5.75 inches
- Short, thin bill
- Pale brown crest
- Black eye patch and chin
- Pale brown head fading into pale yellow belly
- White undertail coverts
- Dark brown back
- Dark wings with thin, red bar
- Black tail with yellow tip
- Juveniles have much duller, grayer head and body with blurry streaks on
- Frequently found in large flocks feeding on fruit
The Bohemian Waxwing is similar to the Cedar Waxwing but has dark undertail
coverts, gray belly and white and yellow markings in the wing.
- Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter
1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/Infocenter/infocenter.html
- Length and wingspan from:
- Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America.
New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
- Clutch size, fledging, brood, and incubation information from:
P., Dobkin, D., and Wheye, D. (1988). The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide
to the Natural History of North American Birds. New York. Simon and Schuster