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The Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is of the family Bombycillidae which is in the genus Bombycilla.
This eruptive species breeds in the coniferous forests of North America and Eurasia. Northern populations migrate to spend the winter in the southern parts of its home range. In years when there is a poor winter berry crop in northern latitudes, all of the population disperses further south and can be found either singly or in flocks feeding on berries or rose hips in parks, gardens and along hedgerows. In Ireland, Bohemian Waxwing is an irregular or scarce winter visitor from Scandinavia.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Sunday, 16 December 2012
BOHEMIAN WAXWING (Bombycilla garrulous) December 2012, Kilbarrack, Co.Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Ireland, Birds of Scandinavia, Bombycilla garrulous, Ireland, Kilbarrack, passerines, waxwings