Erika and I banded 22 Cedar Waxwings all caught at the same time in
Northfield today, 13 October 2009. One was interesting: it had a tricolored
tail! Its right outer tail feather tip was white. The central feathers
where yellow-tipped. the left two outer feathers were orange-tipped.
I have read about orange-tipped waxwing feathers before. See, for example:
I have never heard of tricolored tail tips. Here is a photo of our bird:
dan and erika
Dan or Erika Tallman
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