Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

A migratory bird breeding in Southern Canada and wintering in Southern USA. This mid-sized bird usually eats berries and fruits and prefers being in small flocks.

How To Identify

Very similar to the Bohemian Waxwing. The green belly is the main distinctive characteristic.

Where and When to Spot

Late spring and summer in forests in all major parks in Montreal.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Île de la Visitation

    Sunday, August 4, 2019

    NIKON Z 6
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f16.0
    ISO 500

  • Parc Îles de Boucherville

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 141mm
    Shutter Speed 1/160s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 250


Bombycilla cedrorum