Definition of waxwing
: any of a genus (Bombycilla) of American and Eurasian chiefly brown to gray oscine birds (such as a cedar waxwing) having a showy crest, red waxy material on the tips of the secondaries, and a yellow band on the tip of the tail
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She identified by ear a cedar waxwing, a reclusive wood thrush, a gray catbird (with its catty mew), a red-winged blackbird, a tree swallow, several cardinals and a frenetic blue-gray gnatcatcher.
Berries can also be magnets for winter visitors such as cedar waxwings.
The cedar waxwing didn’t have any close relatives with red feathers, so the scientists soon turned to the bird’s food.
Hudon's first clue came in previous studies of the cedar waxwing.
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: a crested mostly brown bird having yellow on the tip of the tail and often a waxy substance on the tip of some wing feathers
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