Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leverianus) - HBW 16, p. 158
French: Tangara pillurion
Spanish: Tangara Urraca
Taxonomy: Lanius leverianus J. F. Gmelin, 1788, no locality = French Guiana.
Recent molecular data indicate that present genus, Schistochlamys and Neothraupis are one another’s closest relatives. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leverianus (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - W & E Venezuela (on both slopes of Andes, and S of R Orinoco) E to French Guiana and Brazil (N Roraima), also Colombia (E slope of Andes S from Norte de Santander) S to Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and E across Brazil S of Amazon to C Mato Grosso, SE Pará and S Maranhão; also extreme E Brazil (Alagoas, possibly also Pernambuco).
- major Cabanis, 1851 - SE Brazil (Goiás and Bahia S to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A bird calling several times Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp major)
Guto Carvalho 31 December 2004 6 years ago 16 sec 4.6
A bird eating bananas at a feeder. Locality Copalinga Lodge, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp leverianus)
Robert Schaefer 28 October 2008 5 years ago 20 sec 4.4
Record of two cissopis leverianus feeding. Itatiaia National Park. Brazil. By Antonio Silveira (birdwatcher)www.aultimaarcadenoe Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 March 2005 2 years ago 39 sec 4.3
A bird perched in a tree. Locality Tarapoto Tunnel, Tarapoto, San Martín Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 4 December 2012 1 year ago 25 sec 4.2
A bird perched. Locality Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp major)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 9 years ago 24 sec 4.2
bird beside the pond Locality Caraça Monastery, Caraça National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp major)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 14 October 2009 19 weeks ago 35 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 20 photos
An adult bird perched.
Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 10 May 2014 19 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp leverianus)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 1 January 2013 1 year ago 4.1
2 birds perched.
Locality Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp major)
Daniel Mazzon 10 September 2009 18 weeks ago 4
Adult perched. side view
Locality Yanachaga–Chemillén National Park, Pasco Department, Peru (ssp leverianus)
Wim ten Have 26 September 2014 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.5
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 11 February 2013 1 year ago 3.5
Two birds perched.
Locality Caraça Monastery, Caraça National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp major)
marco aurelio martins de ... 13 October 2008 5 years ago 3.5
Cissopis leverianus recorded in Itatiaia National Park, Brazil, by Antonio Silveira (Birdwatcher) www.aultimaarcadenoe.com.br Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 December 1991 2 years ago 4