Can You See The Difference Between The Cedar Waxwing And The Bohemian Waxwing?

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Above is a Cedar Waxwing, notice the narrow dark mask and throat, the yellow underside and short crest. They are found throughout the US, Canada and into Mexico.

Both species of Waxwings have crests and yellow on the tips of their tails.

Below are Bohemian Waxwings, they are larger and grayer with chestnut under-tail coverts and a yellow and white pattern on their wings. They are found mostly in Alaska and Canada, but occasionally wander down into Northern USA.


I found these cuties a few years ago while I was hiking through an apple orchard in New Hampshire, USA. I had looked up on the Audubon birding app to see what birds were in the area and someone had listed the Bohemian Waxwings. I was very excited, but doubtful that I would actually see them, since I have been birding in New England for many years and had never seen…

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