Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum Order: Passeriformes Family: Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Bombycilla cedrorum Order: Passeriformes Family: Bombycillidae (Waxwings)

This compact crested bird is beloved for its sleek plumage, tender sociable flocking behaviors, and soft, sibilant calls, which are one of the first bird calls people lose as their high-frequency hearing degrades in middle age. Waxwings are especially drawn to fruit trees.

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