It is widespread in humid tropical and subtropical woodland, plantations, second growth, and parks in South America east of the Andes. It is absent from drier regions and most of north-eastern Brazil. In densely forested regions, it mainly occurs in relatively open sections . In such regions it is spreading with deforestation, which opens up the habitat. It is largely restricted to lowlands, but occurs up to an altitude of 2000 m on the east Andean slopes. It is common throughout most of its range, but rarer in the Guianas.
The Magpie Tanager is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
Magpie Tanagers Cissopsis leverianus 30 July 2006, Parque do Zizo, Eastern Brazil Magpie Tanagers - clearly named for their pied, ‘magpie-like’ plumages - are found in mobile groups in forest borders and secondary growth or clearings around the Amazon Basin and in south-east Brazil. The eastern subspecies C. l. major (shown here) is larger and has a blacker back than the nominate subspecies found further north. As Arthur Grosset notes on his excellent website (www.arthurgrosset. More
Magpie Tanagers Cissopsis leverianus 30 July 2006, Parque do Zizo, Eastern Brazil Magpie Tanagers - clearly named for their pied, ‘magpie-like’ plumages - are found in mobile groups in forest borders and secondary growth or clearings around the Amazon Basin and in south-east Brazil. The eastern subspecies C. l. More
Magpie Tanager - Cissopis leverianus Cinnamon Tanager Schistochlamys ruficapillus ruficapillus Serra da Canastra NP, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. (D3) Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverianus major Balbina Forest, Bandeira, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. (D3) Magpie Tanager - Cissopis leverianus Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverianus leverianus Pacto Sumaco road, Napo province, Ecuador. More
The Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana) is a South American species of tanager. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Cissopis. As suggested by its common name, this blue-black and white species is superficially reminiscent of a European Magpie. With a total length of 25-30 cm (10-12 in), a large percentage of which is tail, it is the longest species of tanager. It weighs 69-76 g. More
Magpie Tanager is 28 cm (11 in) and weighs 76 grams (2.7 oz). The heaviest is the White-capped Tanager which weighs 114 grams (4 oz) and measures about 23 cm (8.7 in). Both sexes are usually the same size and weight. Tanagers are often brightly colored, but some species are black and white. Birds in their first year are often duller or a different color altogether. Males are typically more brightly coloured than females. Most tanagers have short, rounded wings. More
Magpie TanagersThe Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana) averages 26 to 29 cm in length and weighs 69-76 g. They are very noisy. Distribution & Habitat: They can be found in the Andes in Venezuela, and in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; as well as in Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia at elevation between 1200-2000 m. They are seen in river floodplains and forest edges among grass and shrubs, but also occur in plantations near human settlements. More
Magpie tanager, is 26 cm. The heaviest is the White-capped Tanager which weighs 114 grams. Both sexes are usually the same size and weight. Tanagers are known for being brightly colored. As in most tanagers, only the male has brilliant plumage; it is scarlet with black wings, tail, and beak. The two sexes are usually the same size. Most have short, rounded wings. The male western, or Louisiana, tanager (P. ludoviciana) is yellow, black, and red. More
Magpie Tanager - Cissopis Leverianus (9.8") = Magpie Tanager - Cissopis Leverianus (9. More
MAGPIE TANAGER Cissopis leverianus Its easy to see why this large, long-tailed, black-and-white tanager was given the name Magpie Tanager, its similarity to a Black-billed Magpie Pica pica is undeniable. The largest member of its family it is unmistakeable in Paraguay. More
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leveriana = Described by: Gmelin (1788) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Napo Wildlife Center, Ecuador - Jan 11, 2006 More
Magpie Tanager videos on the Internet Bird Collection Photo-High Res-(w/Long Tail); Photos and information - arthurgrosset.com. Didn't find what you were looking for. Need more information for your travel research or homework? Ask your questions at the forum about Birds of Argentina or help others to find answers. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. More
Magpie Tanager - Cissopis leverianus Tangara pillurion = Tangara pillurion Life of the Tanager Gallery : © Philippe Wolfer Site web : Oiseaux d'Argentine Order : Passériformes Family : Thraupidae Species : Magpie Tanager Reference: phvo70303 Other pictures Date taken : 2009 Jun Geographic data Country : Argentina (ar) Region : Provincia de Misiones More