Stylin' cedar waxwing

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squirl033

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#1
Either this waxwing was experimenting with a new "up-do", or I scared the daylights out of him... not sure which! LOL!

 

BobH

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#4
Can they control their crest? Cockatiels, a common pet bird, can control the feathers on top of their hear. If that was a Cockatiel, that would be the "See how big and tough I am?" look. They make themselves look larger by lifting up those feathers. I wonder if waxwings do the same thing?
 

squirl033

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#5
Can they control their crest? Cockatiels, a common pet bird, can control the feathers on top of their hear. If that was a Cockatiel, that would be the "See how big and tough I am?" look. They make themselves look larger by lifting up those feathers. I wonder if waxwings do the same thing?
They can control the crest to a degree... the dirty little secret here is that the wind was coming from behind him. making his crest stand up even straighter than normal... ;)
 

Terry O

Active Member
#6
My guess is that they can control their crest - ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglets certainly do :)

Possibly my favorite bird, Rocky. And love the shot!

Terry
 

squirl033

Super Moderator
Staff member
#7
My guess is that they can control their crest - ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglets certainly do :)
Possibly my favorite bird, Rocky. And love the shot!
Terry
Thanks, Terry! Yup, they do have some control over their crest, like most birds who have crests. This one got a bit of an assist from a breeze... ;)
 


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