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 12 videos
A bird calling several times Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp major)
Guto Carvalho 31 December 2004 5 years ago 16 sec 4.9
A bird eating bananas at a feeder. Locality Copalinga Lodge, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp leverianus)
Robert Schaefer 28 October 2008 4 years ago 20 sec 4.4
A bird perched Locality Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp major)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 8 years ago 21 sec 4.3
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 1 year ago 39 sec 4.3
A bird perched in a tree. Locality Tarapoto Tunnel, Tarapoto, San Martín Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 4 December 2012 48 weeks ago 25 sec 4.2
A bird perched, then flying to visit a feeding tray Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil (ssp major)
Richard Garrigues 2 June 2007 6 years ago 15 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 17 photos
Locality Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp leverianus)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 1 January 2013 19 weeks ago 4.1
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 11 February 2013 9 weeks 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 4 years ago 3.5
Adult in a tree.
Locality Tarapoto Tunnel, Tarapoto, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp leverianus)
Christophe Gouraud 29 June 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.4
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp major)
Carmelo López 7 November 2011 1 year ago 3.4
Magpie Tanager in the Atlantic Rainforest of Itatiaia N.Park.
Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 March 2005 1 year ago 3.3