Cedar Waxwing (18)
|I took this June 1, 2008. I tried cropping it but didn't like the looks of it. These male Cedar Waxwings were eating the flowers you see in the tree. They usually eat berries I've read.|
Cedar Waxwings are the most specialized fruit-eating birds. Rather than regurgitating the fruit seeds, they eliminate them with their waste.
Orange, rather than yellow, terminal bands now seen on some tails are attributed to pigments found in an alien honeysuckle fruit introduced to their diet.
A group of waxwings are collectively known as an "ear-full" and a "museum" of waxwings.