French: Jaseur d’Amérique German: Zedernseidenschwanz Spanish: Ampelis americano
North America, from Canada to Mexico = Pennsylvania.
Subspecies and Distribution
B. c. cedrorum#R
Vieillot, 1808 – extreme S Alaska and S Yukon E across C & S Canada to Newfoundland, S in E USA to N Georgia; non-breeding regularly S to Costa Rica, rarely to N South America.
B. c. larifuga#R
Burleigh, 1963 – SW Canada and W USA S to N California; non-breeding S probably to at least W Mexico.
c. 15·5 cm; c. 32 g. Medium-sized passerine with distinctive crest of moderate length pointing rearwards from crown. Male nominate race has black mask extending from... read more
Calls high-pitched, and most fall into two categories. “Bzeee Call”, commonly given... read more
Variety of habitats with trees and shrubs, but generally favours edges or open woods, and avoids... read more
Food and feeding
Relies heavily on fruit (84% of annual diet); insects (12% of annual diet) consumed primarily in spring, when fruit scarce. Also feeds on... read more
Season later than that of most birds: laying usually begins early Jun, but some nests initiated early Aug; rarely, active nests late Sept... read more
Complex and not fully understood. Withdrawal and return to N parts of breeding range on predictable... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant in much of breeding range. Numbers generally stable or increasing; Breeding Bird Survey shows 1·3% annual increase... read more
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