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 for American waxwing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cedar waxwing \ce"dar wax"wing\, n. (Zool.)
     a species of chatterer ({Bombycilla cedrorum, formerly
     Ampelis cedrorum) widely distributed over temperate North
     America, so named from its frequenting cedar trees; -- called
     also cedar bird, cherry bird, Canada robin, and
     American waxwing. It is a brownish bird about 7 inches
     long, between the size of a robin and a sparrow, has a crest
     on the head, a black face mask, and a yellow-tipped tail. The
     name comes from the black color of the tips of the wings,
     like that of a black sealing wax. They sometimes are seen in
     flocks.
     [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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