Order Passeriformes

Family Bombycillidae

Waxwings
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General

Closely related to Dulidae, Hypocoliidae and Ptiliogonidae, and over the years some or all of these have frequently been considered subfamilies of present family#R; recently recognized Hylocitreidae now placed in this group too, and likewise sometimes included in present family. Also belonging in same group is recently defined †Mohoidae (see page 664).

  • 15-23 cm.
  • 1 genus, 3 species, 6 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Mountjoy, J. (2017). Waxwings (Bombycillidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52311 on 28 June 2017).