Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum
A Cedar Waxwing specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A common migrant and occasional winter visitor, from late August to mid-May. Often seen in flocks at suburban feeders, also in brushy agricultural areas. Sexes are alike.

Specimen Information

Of the two birds in this exhibit, the lower one has the iconic red-tipped feathers in its wings.   This is the mark of older males and females.