Cedar waxwing: Regional visitor typically seen this time of year

Published 7:48 am Monday, March 21, 2022

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Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) eat berries, insects and fruit.

They are seen in the region around this time every year on their way to and from breeding and nesting regions. The cedar waxwing photographed here was seen at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

The cedar waxwing’s coloring, especially the bright red/orange wing tips, is made possible by some of the bird’s red berry diet, states USFWS.

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