Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Cardinal
Common Name : Cedar Waxwing
Scientific Name : Bombycilla cedrorum
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The Cedar Waxwing has a large light brown head, a yellow belly, and a short yellow-tipped gray tail. On its head is a crest which is usually flat, and its wide and pointed brown-gray wings are tipped with red. A black mask, bordered by white, covers the Cedar Waxwing’s eyes and throat.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 5.5 – 6.7 Inches (14 – 17 Centimeters)
Weight: 1.1 Ounces (32 Grams)
Wingspan: 8.7 – 11.8 Inches (22 – 30 Centimeters)

Behavior :

The Cedar Waxwing is available throughout the year. It eats berries from trees year-round, and in the summer it also flies over water searching for insects. It typically nests in the fork of a branch that can be very high up from the ground.

Social Organization :

Flock; Cedar Waxwings are very social and almost always fly in groups.

Approval Level : None; The Cedar Waxwing is fairly common in woodland.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

The Cedar Waxwing is not very large and, when separated from the flock, short of defenses against cats.

Training Level : Specialty - Group Flying;

Most of the flock would need to be distracted in order to isolate a few weaker birds.

Hunting Tactic : Birds
Food Quality : Medium; The Cedar Waxwing is on the small side, but has nutritious flesh due to its rich diet.