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
Birds in a tree Locality Napo Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2013 4 weeks ago 56 sec 4.5
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
PhotosSee all 20 photos
An adult bird perched.
Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 10 May 2014 24 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp leverianus)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 1 January 2013 1 year ago 4.1
2 birds perched.
Locality Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp major)
Daniel Mazzon 10 September 2009 23 weeks ago 4
Adult perched. side view
Locality Yanachaga–Chemillén National Park, Pasco Department, Peru (ssp leverianus)
Wim ten Have 26 September 2014 6 weeks ago 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