Brazilian name: Cigarra-do-campo
|Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
The White-banded Tanager is distributed in the interior of Brazil south and east of the Amazon Basin and into adjacent areas of Bolivia and Paraguay. It is found in cerrado habitat.
|It looks very like a shrike with a black mask, grey
upperparts and lighter grey underparts.
It is almost always in pairs usually gleaning insect prey from the branches and leaves of the cerrado bushes and trees.
It is classified as Near Threatened by Birdlife International given its relative scarcity and the rapid disappearance of the cerrado habitat.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.|