Cedar Waxwing

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & When to Spot?

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

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Zedernseidenschwanz [de]
Cedar Waxwing [en]
Ampelis americano [es]
Jaseur d'Amérique [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Bombycilla cedrorum


bombycilla, bombycilla cedrorum, cedar waxwing

Similar Species

Bohemian Waxwing