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Fork-tailed or Glossy-backed Drongo

Dicrurus [adsimilis or divaricatus] (= Dicrurus adsimilis) (Bechstein, 1794)

The fork-tailed drongo, also called the common drongo, African drongo, or savanna drongo, is a species of drongo in the family Dicruridae, which are medium-sized passerine birds of the Old World. It is native to the tropics, subtropics and temperate zones of the Afrotropics. Its range was formerly considered to include Asia, but the Asian species is now called the black drongo. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Dicruridae
Genus:
   Dicrurus
Scientific:
  Dicrurus adsimilis


Original description

Citation:
  (Bechstein, 1794)

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

Protonym:
  Corvus adsimilis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/54256550


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  11FE731367CF2483

Avibase ID:
  avibase-11FE7313

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/11FE7313


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559755

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus adsimilis adsimilis: eastern and southern South Africa (southwestern Western Cape north to southern Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal), Lesotho, and western Swaziland
  • Dicrurus adsimilis fugax: S Uganda and Kenya to n Natal and Zimbabwe
  • Dicrurus adsimilis jubaensis: Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia
  • Dicrurus adsimilis apivorus: southeastern Gabon and adjacent Republic of the Congo, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, northern and western Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and northern South Africa (northern Northern Cape to Limpopo)
  • Dicrurus divaricatus divaricatus: southwestern Mauritania south to Guinea, east to southeastern Niger and northeastern Nigeria (Lake Chad)
  • Dicrurus divaricatus lugubris: southwestern Chad (Lake Chad) east to Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia, south to northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, northern Uganda, and northern Kenya
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English:
Fork-tailed or Glossy-backed Drongo
German:
Trauerdrongo/Glanzmanteldrongo
Spanish:
Drongo Ahorquillado/Satinado
Spanish (Spain):
Drongo ahorquillado/satinado
French:
Drongo brillant ou D. de Lichtenstein
Japanese:
クロオウチュウ
Dutch:
Treurdrongo
Norwegian:
savannedrongo
Polish:
dziwogon żałobny/sahelski
Russian:
Траурный/Сахельский дронго
Slovak:
drongo vidlochvostý/savanový
Serbian:
Račvorepi/sjajnoleđi drongo
Swedish:
klykstjärtad drongo/saheldrongo


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 or Glossy-backed Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or divaricatus])
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Fork-tailed or Glossy-backed Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or divaricatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Fork-tailed or Glossy-backed Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or divaricatus])
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
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 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 4]
eBird version 2015:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 4]
eBird version 2016:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 4]
eBird version 2017:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 4]
eBird version 2018:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Fork-tailed/Glossy-backed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis/divaricatus)
eBird version 2021:
Fork-tailed/Glossy-backed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis/divaricatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dicrurus adsimilis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dicrurus adsimilis [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Dicrurus [adsimilis, divaricatus or modestus]

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Afrikaans: Mikstertbyvanger
Catalan: drongo cuaforcat
Czech: Drongo africký
Danish: Gaffelhalet Drongo
German: Gabelschwanzdrongo, Trauerdrongo, Trauerdrongo/Glanzmanteldrongo
English: African Drongo, Black Drongo, Common Drongo, Drongo, Fork tailed Drongo, Forktailed Drongo, Fork-tailed Drongo, Fork-tailed or Glossy-backed Drongo, Fork-tailed/Glossy-backed Drongo, Glossy-backed Drongo, Kingcrow
English, HBW: Fork-tailed Drongo
English (IOC): Fork-tailed Drongo, Fork-tailed/Glossy-backed Drongo
English (Kenya): Common Drongo
English (United States): Fork-tailed/Glossy-backed Drongo
Esperanto: Forkvosta drongo
Spanish: Drongo Ahorquillado, Drongo Ahorquillado/Satinado, Drongo Horquillado
Spanish (Spain): Drongo Ahorquillado, Drongo ahorquillado/satinado
Spanish (HBW): Fork-tailed Drongo
Estonian: savannidrongo
Finnish: Sieppodrongo
French: Drongo à queue fourchue, Drongo brillant, Drongo brillant d'Afrique, Drongo brillant ou D. de Lichtenstein
Hindi: Kari karuman, Karichan, Karuvattu vali
Hungarian: szuaheli drongó
Icelandic: Forkdrungi
Italian: Drongo codaforcuta
Japanese (romaji): kuroouchuu
Japanese: クロオウチュウ
Kwangali: Ntene
Scientific: Corvus adsimilis, Dicrurus [adsimilis or divaricatus], Dicrurus adsimilis, Dicrurus adsimilis adsimilis, Dicrurus adsimilis/divaricatus
Lithuanian: Skeltauodegis drongas
Malayalam: ആനറാഞ്ചി
Dutch: Fluweeldrongo, Treurdrongo
Norwegian Nynorsk: Savannedrongo
Norwegian: Savannedrongo
Sotho, Northern: Theko
Polish: dziwogon zalobny, dziwogon żałobny, dziwogon żałobny/sahelski
Portuguese: Drongo-de-cauda-forcada, drongo-de-cauda-furcada
Portuguese (Portugal): Drongo, drongo-de-cauda-forcada/drongo-de-dorso-brilhante
Russian: Вилохвостый дронго, траурный дронго, Траурный/Сахельский дронго
Slovak: Drongo vidlicochvostý, drongo vidlochvostý, drongo vidlochvostý/savanový
Shona: Nhengu
Serbian: Račvorepi drongo, Račvorepi/sjajnoleđi drongo
Siswant: Intsengu
Swedish: glans-/klykstjärtad drongo, Klykstjärtad drongo, klykstjärtad drongo/saheldrongo
Swahili: Mlamba, Mramba Ncha
Tswana: Kuamosi
Turkish: Çatal kuyruklu drongo/Abanoz drongosu
Tsonga: Mantengu
Ukrainian: Дронго вилохвостий
Xhosa: Intengu
Chinese: 又尾卷尾, 叉尾卷尾
Chinese (Traditional): 叉尾卷尾
Zulu: iNtengu

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