Trees Toppers Nature View Cedar Waxwing is a bird that loves boozy berries

Cedar Waxwing is a bird that loves boozy berries

Cedar silk tails are beautiful birds recognizable by their black eye marks, their crested heads, their cinnamon brown and gray bodies with cosy tones, their bright yellow tails, their bright yellow undersides and their bright red wing tips.


You usually hear cedar silk tails before you see one, so pay attention to their high-pitched screams. If you see one of these sociable and berry-loving birds, it will probably be the matter if they feed on fruit trees. You might think that such a fruit-rich is the key to health, but cedar wax wings can actually be intoxicated if you eat overripe berries that have fermented enough to produce alcohol!


Cedar silk tails inhabit the south of Canada and live in forests, meadows, farms, orchards and even suburban gardens. If there are fruit trees or shrubs, a cedar silk tail will be happy. Cedar silk tails generally prefer to live on the edge of certain landscapes, whether on the edge of forests, river banks or on the edge of swamps.


In addition to the berries and fruits mentioned above (especially the fruits of junipers and dogwoods, as well as wild cherry trees, strawberries and blackberries), cedar silk tails also eat certain flower and drink their juice. In summer, cedar silk tails like to eat insects such as ants, beetles, mayflies, dragonflies and caterpillar. The young cedar silk tails that still live in the nest are mainly fed with insects for the first few days before switching to a more berry-rich afterward.


Cedar wax wings have waxy red deposits at the tips of their feathers. Some scientists believe that this could be part of the acquisition of a partner.
Unlike most frugivorous birds, which isolate and regurgitate seeds, cedar silk tails allow seeds to go through them.
The cedar silk tail picks the fruits and berries one by one and swallows them whole.
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