- Surniculus dicruroides
Overall glossy black.Small white nuchal patch and white thighs are difficult to observe in the field.
From Drongos by thinner slightly down curved beak, forked tail (slightly) with white barrings on vent and under tail coverts.
Two subspecies recognized:
Forest and forest edges.
Keeps to the canopy and the crown of tall trees. Does not chase insects from a open perch in the manner of drongos.
A known brood parasite of Striped Tit-Babbler.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Fork-tailed_Drongo-Cuckoo