|Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot)
|Date Taken: 2008-02-22|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 20:02|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a spectacular bird that only passes through my area. It is always looking and finding fruit and berries on trees. It looks like it's blushing when you see it's red on the side.|
Bohemian Waxwings are susceptible to intoxication and even death due to eating fermented berries.
In the common name, Bohemian refers to their nomadic life style in search of fruit and berries; Waxwing, refers to the bright red bead-like tips of the secondary feathers on its wings, which look like drops of sealing wax.
The genus name, Bombycilla, comes from the Latin Bombyx (silk) and cilla (tail) and refers to the silky-soft plumage of the bird, The species name garrulus means 'noisy' or 'quarrelsome.'
A group of waxwings are collectively known as an "ear-full" and a "museum" of waxwings.
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The Bohemian Waxwing it is a beautiful bird,
fine POV and framing trough the branches,
beautiful light and sky at the background,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS
They are a beautiful bird. I have witnessed their intoxication state, they do become very vulnerable. He looks cold all puffed up. Good POV and sharp, very colourful scene.
Thanks for sharing