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Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus

A midsize migratory bird feeding mostly on fruits like berries. Mostly brown with white, yellow and red spots on the wings.

Common Names

  • Bohemian Waxwing (en)
  • Ampelis europeo (es)
  • Jaseur boréal (fr)
  • Seidenschwanz (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Bombycillidae
  • Bombycilla garrulus

Where & When to Spot

Only seen during winter and early spring feeding on bushes with berries. In summer they migrate to the North for breeding.

How to Identify

Aerodynamic shape of the head is unique for this species but can be confounded with its cousin the Cedar Waxwing. Different to the Cedar Waxwing, the main color of the Bohemian Waxwing is brown.


Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

Thirsty Bohemian Waxwing in Park Mont Royal. This species moves North later in spring but late winter, early spring can be observed frequently eating berries.

Park Mont-Royal - 2020-03-21

NIKON Z 6; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 200;

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe - 2019-04-22

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 400;

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2015-04-19

NIKON D7100; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/320; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;

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