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
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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 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 4.5
A front and dorsal view of an adult bird Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (ssp cedrorum)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 7 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 48 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 1 year ago 33 sec 4.3
A frontal view of an adult perched and looking around Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States)
Don DesJardin 31 March 2008 6 years ago 29 sec 4.3
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An adult perched low on a branch.
Locality Elkford, British Columbia, Canada (ssp larifuga)
David Beadle 20 June 2012 1 year ago 4.7
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 34 weeks ago 4.5
Waiting for a space at the birdbath
Locality Manhattan, Kansas, USA (United States)
Dave Rintoul 16 March 2014 44 weeks 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 1 year ago 4.4
An adult male in a plum tree
Locality Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 3 March 2012 1 year ago 4.3
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 3 years ago 4.3
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