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Magpie tanager (Cissopis leveriana) Via a Pozuzo, Pasco, Peru. Jul 14, 2020 Cissopis leveriana,Geotagged,Magpie tanager,Peru,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Magpie tanager (Cissopis leveriana)

Via a Pozuzo, Pasco, Peru. Jul 14, 2020

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  1. The largest tanager, which hardly looks like one! It's quite a common sight in degraded forests in the lowlands, occasionally wandering up the valleys to nearly 2000 meters, and it's always a joy to find a group of these beauties. Posted 5 days ago, modified 5 days ago
    1. Wow, even after the title and your comment still took a while to register it's really a tanager. Posted 5 days ago
      1. Yup, it's definitely a weird one! Posted 5 days ago

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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.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Nov 20, 2020. Captured Jul 14, 2020 16:51 in 5NA, 19250, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1600
  • 560mm