Bohemian Waxwing Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Bohemian Waxwings are full-bellied, thick-necked birds with a shaggy crest atop a pin head. The wings are broad and pointed, like a starling's. The tail is fairly short and square-tipped.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a bluebird, smaller than an American Robin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)
      • Weight: 1.6-2.4 oz (45-69 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.0 in (33 cm)