The family Bombycillidae includes 2 species found in North America.
Waxwings. The name "waxwing" refers to the red, tear-drop shaped, sealing wax-like tips of the shafts of the secondaries.
The Cedar Waxwing has a white crissum and yellow tail tip. The Bohemian Waxwing has a rufous crissum and yellow tail tip. Females and juveniles lack black throats. Juveniles are brownish and streaked below. Waxwings feed mainly on berries and other small fruits. They take insects on the wing during breeding. They are nomadic, flocking in winter. The nest is made of twigs, moss, lichens, with soft lining, usually in a spruce, less often in pine or deciduous tree. The male may assist the female in nest building. Eggs 3-7, usually 5, grayish-blue marked with black spots and lines. Both sexes incubate 15-18 days, female fed on the nest by the male. Hatchlings are naked and fed by regurgitation. They fledge at 19-22 days, follow adults for 3 weeks.
Waxwings - Patuxent Bird ID Center