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CEDAR WAXWING, Bombycilla cedrorum

The Cedar Waxwing is a year-round bird in Massachusetts, often seen in September feeding on fruit left hanging on bare trees. It travels in flocks, moving from tree to tree in an area as they feed. Their faint, high-pitched whistling calls may draw your attention to them as they move from spot to spot in the city looking for trees with berries or dried fruit.

More information:

Spring 2011 newsletter article

All About Birds

Nature of New England

Internet Bird Collection



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