|Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverianus|
The Magpie Tanager is large and unmistakable with its long black and white tail, its yellow iris and its blue-black hood.
It is found in forest borders and secondary growth or clearings around the Amazon Basin and in south-east Brazil.
|These photos are of the subspecies Cissopis leverianus major which is from south-east Brazil and is larger and has a blacker back than the nominate subspecies found further north.
The Magpie Tanager is conspicuous, noisy and behaves a bit like a jay.
Photo 3 shows a juvenile beside an adult. Note the dark eye and the reduced amount of white on the wing-coverts.