Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Mistletoe. Photo taken 12-21-21. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.
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Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum
wild birds
migratory birds


How to Cite

Akhter , Muhammad Azeem, and Mark Hostetler. 2024. “Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): WEC464/UW520, 6/2024”. EDIS 2024 (3). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-uw520-2024.


This fact sheet describes a common wintering bird in Florida called the cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum). Information in this fact sheet is relevant to homeowners, backyard bird enthusiasts, and the general public. Written by Muhammad Azeem Akhter and Mark Hostetler, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, June 2024.

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