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Waxwing

A Scandinavian species that can be quite numerous in some winters and yet not seen at all in others

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

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Common Name Waxwing
Scientific Name Bombycilla garrulus
Species Group Other Small Land Birds
Status Rare
Interest Level
5
Visabile
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
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Birds a little smaller than a starling with reddish colouring and a crest on their head 

Identification Notes
  • Winter visitors; some years there are hardly any seen and in others there are large flocks
  • They eat berries and can be seen anywhere there is a tree with berries onit including parks and supermarket car parks!
  • Always in flocks and usually in severe weather 
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Similar Species

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Other Small Land Birds