Bombycillidae, or Waxwings (meaning "silky tail") are sociable, nomadic flocking birds known for their sleek plumage. The word "waxwing" refers
to the colorful, wax-like substance exuded on the tips of their secondary feathers, reminiscent of bright-red sealing wax. All waxwings have black masks, long
crests and yellow-tipped tails. Where berries are ripening, waxwings congregate to gorge themselves in amiable, noisy flocks. In flight, their silhouettes and
flock formations resemble those of starlings. Only one species of waxwings is found in India.
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus - vagrant