November 17, 2016 – Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Requested by: @derbytup

These waxwings are found in northern areas of Eurasia and North America. Their range is highly variable from year to year as they travel in large flocks searching for berries. They eat mostly insects during the summer and berries in the winter, along with some tree seeds and occasionally sap. Their courtship displays involve pairs sitting close together while males pass the females fruit, flowers, or other items. Both parents help build the cup-shaped nests from twigs, grasses, moss, and lichens. Though females probably do most of the incubation, both parents feed the chicks.


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