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Bird of the Week: Bohemian Wax Wing

Okanogan Country | 01/03/2019 | Methow Valley, The Great Outdoors, Wildlife Viewing

Spotted South of Spectacle Lake in Loomis, Washington

These full-bellied birdies feature a thick neck and a bushy crest atop their heads.

They are mostly grayish brown, with touches of peach surrounding their black face mask. Their wings have 2 visible white rectangular patches with red waxlike tips and their rusty under-tails are tipped in yellow. 

They are very social birds that congregate in to large, noisy flocks. Waxwings breed in open forested areas, and live in open areas with access to plenty of fruit. Learn more about these gorgeous birds here!

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