TITLE

Waxwing

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Waxwing, a trim, sleek, crested bird with a notably dignified, erect posture when perched. Waxwings are usually seen in flocks. They live largely on fruits, but also eat large numbers of insects. Waxwings do some damage in orchards, but the bulk of their diet consists of wild fruits such as cedar berries, juniper berries, and chokecherries. The nest is placed in trees from 5 to 20 feet (1.5 to 6 m) above the ground. The three to six eggs are blue-gray marked with many dark brown or black spots.
ACCESSION #
37310270

 

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