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 43 videos
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 7 years ago 27 sec 4.7
Lateral views of an adult both perched and foraging on berries. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States)
Don DesJardin 10 January 2012 3 years ago 26 sec 4.6
A front and dorsal view of an adult bird Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (ssp cedrorum)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 8 years ago 18 sec 4.6
A single bird in a Mulberry tree. Locality Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 1 July 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 4.5
A single bird eating Mulberries. Locality Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 1 July 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 4.4
A bird foraging in a pine tree. Locality Denver, Colorado, USA (United States) (ssp larifuga)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 18 June 2013 2 years ago 33 sec 4.3
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adult perched in conifer near small lake
Locality Okanogan County, Washington State, USA (United States) (ssp larifuga)
Mark Houston 17 July 2013 34 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA (United States)
Stanislav Harvančík 26 June 2012 29 weeks ago 4.8
An adult perched low on a branch.
Locality Elkford, British Columbia, Canada (ssp larifuga)
David Beadle 20 June 2012 2 years ago 4.7
Cedar Waxwing flock in migration.
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 13 March 2015 20 weeks ago 4.5
Waiting for a space at the water trough
Locality Manhattan, Kansas, USA (United States)
Dave Rintoul 15 March 2015 28 weeks ago 4.5
Bird perched near Gross Ventre River.
Locality Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, USA (United States) (ssp larifuga)
Antonio Rodriguez Sinovas 15 August 2013 1 year ago 4.5
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