19 October 2008

How do birds get their name.......

A cedar waxwing eating a berry off a red cedar tree.


This time of year, cedar waxwings feast on the ripened cedar berries. They are very fond of the cedar's berries working a tree for several days until all the fruit is gone.
As feeders, cedar waxwings are frugivorous, a zoological term meaning mostly fruit. Waxwings often wander in flocks in search of berries, leading a nomadic life.


Chasing down the berries with a little water

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