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 8 years ago 16 sec 4.6
Birds in a tree Locality Napo Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2013 1 year 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 7 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 3 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 3 years 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 10 years ago 24 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 27 photos
An adult bird perched.
Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 10 May 2014 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp leverianus)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 1 January 2013 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
email@example.com 1 March 1991 1 year ago 3.7
An adult perched high in a dead tree.
Locality Atalaya, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp leverianus)
Ken Simonite 29 October 2014 8 weeks ago 3.5
Bird perched in the rain
Locality Gavilan Road, Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas State, Venezuela
Margareta Wieser 27 July 2015 26 weeks ago 3.5
A trio in canopy
Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Tomas Grim 11 September 2010 49 weeks 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 3 years ago 4