Fauna of Saskatchewan 15

IMGP2432  Cedar waxwing

  Bombycilla cedrorum

Location: Devonian Islands, Regina

Interesting facts:

– Cedar waxwings can fly at 40 kilometres an hour at an altitude of 2,000 feet.

– They enjoy eating cones from the Eastern Redcedar tree, giving them their name.

– Occasionally cedar waxwings will eat overripe, fermented  fruit causing them to become intoxicated.

– Is one of the few birds whose diet consists mainly of fruit.

 

 

 

Advertisements

~ by emanate80 on September 16, 2014.

One Response to “Fauna of Saskatchewan 15”

  1. Nice capture. Don’t see these often.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: