(Bombycilla garrulous)

Alert Status: Green
Identifying Features: Plump, slightly smaller than a starling. Prominent crest. Reddish-brown with a black throat, a small black eye-mask, yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail.
Average Length: 18cm
Average Lifespan: 5 years
Average Wingspan: 30 - 36 cm
Beak type: Seeds

Natural: Mostly berries, hips & haws.
How to feed: Waxwings will eat rowan and hawthorn berries in urban gardens.
What to feed:  You may also be able to entice Waxwings into your garden by hanging apples from branches.
Nesting: Waxwings do not breed in Britain. The cup-shaped nest is built by both sexes from twigs, grass and moss in pine trees or scrub


Where to see: The first arrivals each winter are usually seen on the east coast from Scotland to East Anglia, but birds will move inland in search of food.

Bohemian Waxwing by Kieran Nixon, Xeno-c
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