The crest of a Cedar Waxwing is as expressive as a horse's ears. One moment it
points skyward; the next it flattens and disappears. Cedar Waxwings are as sociable
as "Love Birds," often traveling in very large flocks. It is not uncommon for one of these large flocks to descend upon a berry bush and pick it completely clean in no time. The Cedar Waxwing feeds mainly
on small fruit, both wild and cultivated, but it also is an expert flycatcher.
The Cedar Waxwing has a black bridle, a conspicuous crest, red tips on secondary feathers, and a tail tipped with yellow.
Similar but does not have the red wax tips on the wings.
Rapid flight with quick strokes and frequent gliding with wings pulled tight.
The Cedar waxwing is monogamous.
Calls or song.
zeeet or zeee
Population and distribution.
The Cedar Waxwing nests from North Carolina and Kansas to Canada; winters irregularly throughout the United States.
The Cedar Waxwing nest in June typically in a shade tree or fruit tree. The Cedar Waxwing nest is well-made for the clay-colored black-spotted eggs.