The irregular mass invasion of Europe and temperate North America by waxwings has caused them to be consid ered pests at times. As they have become more prominent in suburban areas, more cedar waxwings are killed by flying into windows.
1. Female gray hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus); 2. Male gray silky flycatcher (Ptilogonys cinereus); 3. Female phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens); 4. Male Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus); 5. Male cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum). (Illustration by Jacqueline Mahannah)
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