adult; no sexual dimorphism; black face-mask (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-22)

Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: a sleek and seemingly well-groomed bird with a crest and warm-brown plumage; eats berries, and sometimes gets drunk when ingesting too much over-ripe fruit; also catches insects on the wing; forms mid-sized flocks that like to perch in the topmost branches of bare trees; often first detected by its high and thin vocalizations that sound like sreee, issued in flight as well as when perched.

crest; cream-brown body; yellow tip of tail (Georgia, USA; 2006-02-17)

small flock in flight (California, USA; 2006-12-03)

eating its favorite food, berries (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-22)

juvenile; crest, brown streaking on sides (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-22)