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Fork-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus adsimilis (Bechstein, 1794)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Dicruridae
Genus:
  Dicrurus

Scientific:
  Dicrurus adsimilis

Citation:
  (Bechstein, 1794)

Reference:
  Allg.Uebers.Vogel[Latham] 2 p.362

Protonym:
  Corvus adsimilis

Avibase ID:
  11FE731367CF2483

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559755

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus adsimilis adsimilis: Africa south of the equatorial rain forests
  • Dicrurus adsimilis fugax: S Uganda and Kenya to n Natal and Zimbabwe
  • Dicrurus adsimilis divaricatus: Senegal to Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, n Uganda and w Kenya
  • Dicrurus adsimilis apivorus: Angola, s Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and n Cape Prov.
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Fork-tailed Drongo
Czech:
  drongo africký
German:
  Trauerdrongo
Danish:
  Gaffelhalet Drongo
Spanish:
  Drongo Ahorquillado
Finnish:
  sieppodrongo
French:
  Drongo brillant
Icelandic:
  Fork-tailed Drongo
Italian:
  Drongo codaforcuta
Japanese:
  kuroouchuu
Japanese:
  クロオウチュウ
Dutch:
  Treurdrongo
Norwegian:
  Savannedrongo
Polish:
  dziwogon zalobny
Portuguese:
  drongo-de-cauda-furcada
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Fork-tailed Drongo
Russian:
  Вилохвостый дронго
Slovak:
  drongo vidlochvostý
Swedish:
  klykstjärtad drongo
Chinese:
  又尾卷尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Drongo brillant ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Drongo brillant ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Dicrurus adsimilis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Dicrurus adsimilis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Mikstertbyvanger
Catalan: drongo cuaforcat
Czech: Drongo africký
Danish: Gaffelhalet Drongo
German: Gabelschwanzdrongo, Trauerdrongo
English: African Drongo, Black Drongo, Common Drongo, Drongo, Fork tailed Drongo, Forktailed Drongo, Fork-tailed Drongo, Glossy-backed Drongo, Kingcrow
English (Kenya): Common Drongo
Spanish: Drongo Ahorquillado, Drongo Horquillado
Spanish (Spain): Drongo Ahorquillado
Estonian: savannidrongo
Finnish: Sieppodrongo
French: Drongo à queue fourchue, Drongo brillant, Drongo brillant d'Afrique
Hindi: Kari karuman, Karichan, Karuvattu vali
Hungarian: szuaheli drongó
Italian: Drongo codaforcuta
Japanese: kuroouchuu
Japanese: クロオウチュウ
Kwangali: Ntene
Latin: Dicrurus adsimilis
Lithuanian: Skeltauodegis drongas
Malayalam: ആനറാഞ്ചി
Dutch: Fluweeldrongo, Treurdrongo
Norwegian: Savannedrongo
Sotho, Northern: Theko
Polish: dziwogon zalobny, dziwogon żałobny
Portuguese: Drongo-de-cauda-forcada, drongo-de-cauda-furcada
Portuguese (Portugal): Drongo
Russian: Вилохвостый дронго, траурный дронго
Slovak: Drongo vidlicochvostý, drongo vidlochvostý
Shona: Nhengu
Siswant: Intsengu
Swedish: Klykstjärtad drongo
Swahili: Mlamba, Mramba Ncha
Tswana: Kuamosi
Tsonga: Mantengu
Xhosa: Intengu
Chinese: 又尾卷尾, 叉尾卷尾
Chinese (Traditional): 叉尾卷尾
Zulu: iNtengu

 

         

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