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Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus paradiseus (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) is a medium-sized Asian bird which is distinctive in having elongated outer tail feathers with webbing restricted to the tips. They are placed along with other drongos in the family Dicruridae. They are conspicuous in the forest habitats often perching in the open and by attracting attention with a wide range of loud calls that include perfect imitations of many other birds. It has been suggested that these imitations may help in the formation of mixed-species foraging flocks, a feature seen in forest bird communities where many insect feeders forage together. These drongos will sometimes steal insect prey caught or disturbed by other foragers in the flock. They are diurnal but are active well before dawn and late at dusk. Owing to their widespread distribution and distinctive regional variation, they have become iconic examples of speciation by isolation and genetic drift. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Dicruridae
Genus:
  Dicrurus

Scientific:
  Dicrurus paradiseus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.172

Protonym:
  Cuculus paradiseus

Avibase ID:
  2042CD4209B252E5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2042CD42

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559773

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus paradiseus paradiseus: S India to s Thailand and Indochina
  • Dicrurus paradiseus grandis: N India to n Myanmar and n Vietnam
  • Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis: Central India to s Myanmar, w Thailand and Indochina
  • Dicrurus paradiseus johni: Hainan (s China)
  • Dicrurus paradiseus hypoballus: northern Thai-Malay Peninsula; broadly intergrades with platurus
  • Dicrurus paradiseus platurus: southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and adjacent islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus ceylonicus: Sri Lanka
  • Dicrurus paradiseus otiosus: Andaman Islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus nicobariensis: Nicobar Islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus banguey: Islands off north Borneo
  • Dicrurus paradiseus brachyphorus: Borneo
  • Dicrurus paradiseus microlophus: North Natuna Islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus formosus: Java
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English:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Czech:
drongo vlajkový
German:
Flaggendrongo
Danish:
Stor Pragtdrongo
Spanish:
Drongo de Raquetas Grande
Finnish:
viiridrongo
French:
Drongo à raquettes
Icelandic:
Paradísardrungi
Italian:
Drongo codaracchetta maggiore
Japanese:
kazariouchuu
Japanese:
カザリオウチュウ
Dutch:
Vlaggendrongo
Norwegian:
Dragedrongo
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dragedrongo
Polish:
dziwogon rajski
Russian:
Ракетохвостый дронго
Slovak:
drongo zástavkový
Swedish:
större vimpeldrongo
Ukrainian:
Дронго великий
Chinese:
大盘尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Bengali: বড় রেকেটফিঙে
Catalan: drongo d'estandarts gros
Czech: drongo vlajkový
Danish: Stor Pragtdrongo
German: Flaggendrongo
English: Flag-tailed Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo
English (IOC): Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Spanish: Drongo de Raquetas Grande
Spanish (Spain): Drongo de Raquetas Grande
Spanish (HBW): Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Estonian: paradiisidrongo
Finnish: viiridrongo
French: Drongo à raquettes
Hungarian: paradicsomdrongó
Indonesian: Burung Srigunting Batu, Srigunting Batu
Icelandic: Paradísardrungi
Italian: Drongo codaracchetta maggiore
Japanese: kazari-ōchū, kazariouchuu
Japanese: カザリオウチュウ
Japanese (Kanji): 飾り烏秋
Scientific: Cuculus paradiseus, Dicrurus paradiseus, Dicrurus paradiseus paradiseus
Lithuanian: Didysis rojinis drongas
Malayalam: കാടുമുഴക്കി, കാടുമുഴക്കി  
Malay: Burung Anting-anting, Burung Cecawi, Burung Cecawi Kera, Burung Hamba Kera
Dutch: Vlaggendrongo
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dragedrongo
Norwegian: Dragedrongo
Polish: dziwogon rajski
Pinyin: dà pán wěi
Russian: Райский дронго, Ракетохвостый дронго
Slovak: drongo zástavkový
Swedish: Större vimpeldrongo
Tamil: Thuduppu Vaal Karichaan
Thai: นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók saeeŋ-saeew hăaŋ-bùaŋ yày
Ukrainian: Дронго великий
Vietnamese: Chèo bẻo cộ đuôi chẻ, Chèo bẻo cờ lớn, Chim Chèo bẻo cờ, Chim Chèo bẻo cờ đuôi chẻ
Chinese: 大盘尾
Chinese (Traditional): 大盤尾

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