Japanese Waxwing

The Japanese waxwing (Bombycilla japonica) is a very small passerine bird found in the East Palaearctic of the waxwing family. It feeds mostly on fruit and berries, but during the season, it also consumes insects. The nest is a cup of twigs that is built into a tree lined with grass and moss.


Japanese Waxwing


The length of the Japanese waxwing is about 18 cm and its plumage is mainly pinkish-brown. It has a rounded crest, a black throat, a black line across the eye, a light yellow middle in the stomach, and a red tip of a black tail. The wings have a black , grey, and white pattern with a reddish-brown line that runs through them. The call is a high-pitched trill, but no actual song remains.


Japanese Waxwing


In coniferous forests in the Russian Far East and in Heilongjiang province, northeast China, the Japanese waxwing breeds. Owing to the destruction and destruction of its natural habitat, it is at some risk of being threatened with extinction.


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