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Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Appearance:

A social, compact, buff bird with full crest, short neck, black bib, black mask and red wax-like extensions to secondaries. Tips of primaries and tail yellow. May be confused with starling when seen in silhouette or when flying, but note fuller head, rounder and more compact body and shorter bill. Flight includes frequent glides, even when changing directions. Not very shy in winter. Hunts insects in flycatcher-like manner in summer.

Sound:

Contact call weak, but distinct and typically alert one to the presence of a flock. A thin, high pitched, ringing "tzrrrrrrr". Song more or less a variation on the contact call.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Sounds:Recorded by Rob van Bemmelenhttp://www.xeno-canto.org/CC license



Facts:

Length (cm):
18-18
Wingspan (cm):
32-35
Weight (gram):
50-75
Size group:
Thrush-size
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Silhouette Group:
Thrush-like
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