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    Cedar Waxwing Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Cedar Waxwing is a medium-sized, sleek bird with a large head, short neck, and short, wide bill. Waxwings have a crest that often lies flat and droops over the back of the head. The wings are broad and pointed, like a starling’s. The tail is fairly short and square-tipped.

      Relative Size

      Slightly smaller than a Bohemian Waxwing

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 5.5-6.7 in (14-17 cm)
        • Weight: 1.1 oz (32 g)
        • Wingspan: 8.7-11.8 in (22-30 cm)