Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) - HBW 10, p. 317
French: Jaseur d’Amérique
Spanish: Ampelis Americano
Other common names: Cedar Bird
Taxonomy: Bombycilla cedrorum Vieillot, 1808, Pennsylvania, USA.
Birds from N of range named as race aquilonia, but description based on wintering individuals of uncertain origin, and slight colour differences seem unreliable. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cedrorum Viellot, 1808 - breeds extreme S Alaska and S Yukon E across C & S Canada to Newfoundland, S in E USA to N Georgia; non-breeding regularly S to Costa Rica.
- larifuga Burleigh, 1963 - breeds SW Canada and W USA S to N California; non-breeding S probably to at least W Mexico.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 41 videos
A frontal view of an adult perched and looking around Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States)
Don DesJardin 31 March 2008 5 years ago 29 sec 4.8
A lateral view of an adult perched, and also a frontal and dorsal view of another adult perched Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States)
Don DesJardin 29 February 2008 6 years ago 27 sec 4.8
Lateral views of an adult both perched and foraging on berries. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States)
Don DesJardin 10 January 2012 2 years ago 26 sec 4.5
A front and dorsal view of an adult bird Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (ssp cedrorum)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 6 years ago 18 sec 4.4
A single bird in a Mulberry tree. Locality Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 1 July 2012 7 weeks ago 15 sec 4.3
A bird foraging in a pine tree. Locality Denver, Colorado, USA (United States) (ssp larifuga)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 18 June 2013 29 weeks ago 33 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 66 photos
An adult perched low on a branch.
Locality Elkford, British Columbia, Canada (ssp larifuga)
David Beadle 20 June 2012 1 year ago 4.5
One of several migrating through when this photo was taken
Locality Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA (United States)
Charles Rose IV 13 March 2013 23 weeks ago 4.5
An adult male in a plum tree
Locality Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 3 March 2012 19 weeks ago 4.5
One of a flock of Cedar waxwings that were feeding on hawthorn berries
Locality Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Keith MacDonald 9 January 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, USA (United States)
Paul Cools 8 February 2009 1 year ago 4.3
A group of waxwings are feeding on berries.
Locality New York, USA (United States)
Lee Hunter 10 November 2007 1 year ago 4.3
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