The Cedar Waxwing is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It breeds in open wooded areas in North America, principally southern Canada and the northern United States.

The Cedar-bird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The appetite of the Cedar-bird is of so extraordinary a nature as to prompt it to devour every fruit or berry that comes in its way. In this manner they gorge themselves to such excess as sometimes to be unable to fly, and suffer themselves to be taken by the hand. Indeed I have seen some which, although wounded and confined in a cage, have eaten of apples until suffocation deprived them of life in the course of a few days. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Bombycillidae
Genus : Bombycilla
Species : cedrorum
Authority : Vieillot, 1808