Nature Journal
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Cedar Waxwing Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)

General Information
- Short, thin bill
- Pale brown crest
- Black eye patch and chin
- Pale brown head fading into pale yellow belly
- White undertail coverts
- Dark brown back
- Dark wings with thin, red bar
- Black tail with yellow tip
- Juveniles have much duller, grayer head and body with blurry streaks on underparts
- Frequently found in large flocks feeding on fruit

Similar species
The Bohemian Waxwing is similar to the Cedar Waxwing but has dark undertail coverts, gray belly and white and yellow markings in the wing.

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