Order Passeriformes

Family Bombycillidae

Waxwings
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General
  • Medium-sized songbirds with soft dense plumage, short broad bill, pronounced crest, black mask and coloured band on tail.
  • Holarctic, ranging south into northern Neotropical.
  • Deciduous and coniferous forests, mainly in broken or edge habitats.
  • 15-23 cm.
  • 1 genus, 3 species, 6 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.