Photo: We could wax poetic for this pair of Cedar Waxwings

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credit: Rick Derevan

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A pair of Cedar Waxwings could not be more perfectly posed than they are for this photo. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the name “waxwing” comes from a waxy secretion found on tips of some of the bird’s feathers—although the exact function of the substance is not known.

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