Sounds of the Cedar Waxwing
Song: Adults of both sexes make a high-pitched, hissy whistle, seeeeeeee, most often given in flight or when taking off.
Call: A high buzzy trill, bzeeeeee, is the most common call given by perched waxwings. Begging juveniles and females during courtship give rapid sequences of these trills: bzeee-bzeee-bzeee...
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.