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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.

Common Names

  • Cedar Waxwing (en)
  • Ampelis americano (es)
  • Jaseur d'Amérique (fr)
  • Zedernseidenschwanz (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Bombycillidae
  • Bombycilla cedrorum

Where & When to Spot

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

How to Identify

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


Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Park Île-de-la-Visitation - 2019-08-04

NIKON Z 6; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f16.0; Iso 500;

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Park Îles-de-Boucherville - 2014-07-12

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 141mm; Exposure 1/160; Aperture f5.6; Iso 250;

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