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Bohemian Waxwing 
Traits: Medium-sized light brown bird with crest on head; short bill; bright yellow and orange markings

Habitat: Nests in open black spruce forests and muskegs; feeds in all types of forests.

Foods: Blueberries, cranberries, and other berries; also flying insects, (flies, butterflies, dragonflies, true bugs, beetles, and others)

Eaten by: Hawks, falcons, small owls

Do You Know? The red, waxlike spots on the wings of the adult give this bird its name.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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