The Cedar Waxwing is a member of the waxwing family of passerine birds. It breeds in open wooded areas in North America, principally southern Canada and the northern United States.
Movements outside the breeding season are erratic, but most of the population migrates further south into the United States and beyond, sometimes as far as northern South America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, with two recorded occurrences in Great Britain.
The Cedar Waxwing eats berries and sugary fruit year-round, with insects becoming an important part of the diet in the breeding season. Its fondness for the small cones of the Eastern Redcedar (a kind of juniper) gave this bird its common name.