The magpie tanager 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, a large percentage of which is tail, it is the longest species of tanager. It weighs 69-76 g.