The Cedar Waxwing will be arriving soon in Helena…
The Cedar Waxwing has a reddish brown head and upper body and gray back, wings and tail. The head has a short crest, and face has a black mask, and black chin. The tip of the tail is yellow, and the belly is yellow. May have red spots on tips of secondary wing feathers. Females are similar to males with less prominent chin patch. Immature birds are similar to adults but more gray, streaked underside, and no black on the throat.
length 14cm – 17cm
open woodland, farmland, parks and gardens, forest edges.
Nest is a fairly large open cup made of twigs, grass and moss, built in a tree fork. Lays two to six (usually four or five) pale blue gray eggs with scattered black spots.
found throughout most of Canada, United States, Mexico and into Central America.