Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Bombycillidae > Genus: Bombycilla > Species: Bombycilla garrulus

Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 40 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Wintering habitats
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code A263


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE3532401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet Drömling Map
IT2070002 Italy Monte Piccolo - Monte Colmo Map
IT2070003 Italy Val Rabbia e Val Galinera Map
IT2070005 Italy Pizzo Badile - Alta Val Zumella Map
IT2070006 Italy Pascoli di Crocedomini - Alta Val Caffaro Map
IT2070010 Italy Piz Olda - Val Malga Map
IT2070020 Italy Torbiere d'Iseo Map
IT3230083 Italy Dolomiti Feltrine e Bellunesi Map
IT3230087 Italy Versante Sud delle Dolomiti Feltrine Map
IT4080011 Italy Rami del Bidente, Monte Marino Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
SKUEV0119 Slovakia Siroka Map
SKUEV0380 Slovakia Tematinske vrchy Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
SKUEV0282 Slovakia Tisovsky kras Map
SKUEV0116 Slovakia Jakubovske rybniky Map
SKUEV0225 Slovakia Muranska planina Map
SKUEV0367 Slovakia Holubyho kopanice Map
SKUEV0219 Slovakia Malina Map
IT2070401 Italy Parco Naturale Adamello Map
SKUEV0285 Slovakia Aluvium Murana Map
SKUEV0316 Slovakia Sranecke piesky Map
SKUEV0357 Slovakia Cerova vrchovina Map
SKUEV0288 Slovakia Kysucke Beskydy Map
SKUEV0173 Slovakia Kotlina Map
ROSPA0022 Romania Comana Map
ROSPA0028 Romania Dealurile Târnavelor și Valea Nirajului Map
ROSPA0107 Romania Vânători-Neamț Map
ROSPA0062 Romania Lacurile de acumulare de pe Argeș Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
PLH020084 Poland Dolina Dolnej Baryczy Map
PLH180045 Poland Sanisko w Bykowcach Map
AT3228000 Austria Bürmooser Moor Map
AT2211000 Austria Hartberger-Gmoos Map
AT1204V00 Austria Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Map
AT3209022 Austria Salzachauen, Salzburg Map
AT1202V00 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
ROSPA0133 Romania Munții Călimani Map
ROSPA0125 Romania Lacurile Vaduri și Pângărați Map
ROSPA0141 Romania Subcarpații Vrancei Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ampelis Europeo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Beccofrusone Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Brkoslav severní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Csonttollú Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jaseur boréal French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pestvogel Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Seidenschwanz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sidensvans Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tagarela-europeu Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tilhi Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Waxwing English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:10480 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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