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Cedar Waxwing
(Bombycilla cedrorum)

    
        
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Bill Thompson/USFWS
 
Cedar Waxwing Information

Length: 6.5 - 8"

Habitat: Open woodlands, forest edges, streamsides, orchards, old fields, farmlands, residential areas. Berry bushes or fruit trees are a habitat requirement.


Diet: Many different wild fruits and berries, including cherries, juniper fruit, dogwood fruit, blackberries, viburnum fruit. Insects such as cankerworms, caterpillars, beetles, and ants. Tree sap and some flower petals.
 
 
Cedar Waxwing ID TipsIdentification tips
for the Cedar Waxwing
 
       Another photo of Cedar Waxwing
 
Range Maps:
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Cedar Waxwing Breeding Map Cedar Waxwing Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Cedar Waxwing
Photo, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
(From Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
 
Cedar Waxwing at Nest
Cedar Waxwing at Nest
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