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Genus: Dicrurus, Drongos


[edit] Description

Smallish to mid-sized arboreal passerines with strong, mid-length, slightly hooked bill, prominent rictal bristles, slender body, long pointed wings, short legs, strong feet and long forked tail. Most species have black, patchily iridescent plumage.
They are found in Africa, Asia and Australia.

[edit] Taxonomy

Dicrurus is a genus in the Family Dicruridae.
The species boundaries between Spangled Drongo and Hair-crested Drongo are not yet clear and different authorities don't agree. Future taxonomic research may result in further splits in these two and other species.

Genus Dicrurus viewedit
D. ludwigii Square-tailed Drongo
D. atripennis Shining Drongo
D. adsimilis Fork-tailed Drongo
D. divaricatus Glossy-backed Drongo
D. modestus Velvet-mantled Drongo
D. aldabranus Aldabra Drongo
D. fuscipennis Comoro Drongo
D. forficatus Crested Drongo
D. waldenii Mayotte Drongo
D. macrocercus Black Drongo
D. leucophaeus Ashy Drongo
D. caerulescens White-bellied Drongo
D. annectens Crow-billed Drongo
D. aeneus Bronzed Drongo
D. remifer Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
D. hottentottus Hair-crested Drongo
D. balicassius Balicassiao
D. montanus Sulawesi Drongo
D. sumatranus Sumatran Drongo
D. densus Wallacean Drongo
D. megarhynchus Ribbon-tailed Drongo
D. bracteatus Spangled Drongo
D. menagei Tablas Drongo
D. andamanensis Andaman Drongo
D. paradiseus Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
D. lophorinus Sri Lanka Drongo

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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