The Bohemian Waxwing was photographed near Grant Park golf course in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a flock of Cedar Waxwings

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The Bohemian Waxwing is similar to the more familiar Cedar Waxwing except it is grayer, has no yellow on the belly, has wings with stronger red, white, and yellow markings, rusty coloring around the head, and deep rusty undertail coverts (cedar is white). It is slightly larger than the Cedar Waxwing, being 20 cm where the Cedar is 18 cm. Its range is northwest North America, but winters southwest to northeast in a band to Canada and Maine in the United States. It has a habitat of boreal forests consisting of pines, spruces, and larches that are found in Canada and Alaska. In winter it can be found is search of berries. Its diet is mostly insects and berries. There were found two to three Bohemian Waxwings with a flock of Cedar Waxwings. They had to be photographed quickly while feeding on berries, as they quickly departed to set within branches and leafs of taller trees.

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