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Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus paradiseus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Sreekumar Chirukandoth 2017-12-18 Mallapuzhassery, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, Pathanamthitta (India) (10 m) Mimicking call, call -

This bird was mimicking the calls of both shikra as well as Rufous treepie.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

397785
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Jayakrishnan U 2020-04-12 Thrikaripur, Kannur, Kerala, Kasaragod (India) (10 m) adult, sex uncertain -

Drongos are known for their imitations. In this case, only greater racket-tailed drongo was visible in the direction of the sound. Also the sound faded with flight of the bird. Some existing recordings also match to this sound.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

545304
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus platurus Okamoto Keita Sin 2018-02-16 Singapore, Singapore (Singapore) (50 m) call -

Several individuals.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

402975
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Yogesh Patel 2016-02-14 Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra, Mumbai (India) (60 m) alarm call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

303710
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Marc Anderson 2014-07-23 Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Mae Poen District, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani (Thailand) (220 m) song - [sono] 197841
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Sreekar 2021-01-07 Mount Faber Park, Singapore, Singapore (Singapore) (100 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

614161
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Frank Lambert 13-11-10 Sangkrous Preychheu Community Forest, Siemréab (Cambodia) (60 m) calls (A) - two individuals, seem to be dueting 87803
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus hypoballus Greg Irving 2017-12-24 Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan, Sabah, Sabah (Malaysia) (50 m) song -

Hypogramma was taking a prolonged bath in a tree hole 20m up, with GRTD hawking insects nearby from nearby perch. GRTD then begins imitating and perfecting the Hypogramma call, finally seeming to overwhelm it into silence.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

398480
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Peter Boesman 2014-06-04 Swamp loop. Taman Negara, Pahang, Pahang (Malaysia) song - [sono] 290978
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus microlophus Frank Lambert 2013-09-29 Tioman, road to Juara, Johor (Malaysia) (280 m) male, song -

The subspecies on Tioman is not really clear. Wells (Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula) discusses this in some detail. Two cuts joined together.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

201775
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Marc Anderson 2015-07-23 Lower Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo , Sabah (Malaysia) (20 m) call -

bird-seen:no

266913
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Okamoto Keita Sin 2019-03-13 Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore, Singapore (Singapore) Call -

Mimicking Changeable Hawk-eagle

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

528904
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus platurus Mike Dooher 2018-07-30 Hala Bala WLS, Waeng, Narathiwat, Narathiwat (Thailand) (140 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

440138
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Marc Anderson 2016-04-17 Ko Tarutao, Tarutao National Marine Park, Satun (Thailand) (60 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

314584
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus microlophus Brendan Sloan 2018-06-05 Near Tekek, on Tioman Island, Malaysia (Malaysia) (30 masl appr m) call -

Pair apparently displaying

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

448081
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus brachyphorus Marc Anderson 2014-05-22 Kubah National Park, near Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak (Malaysia) (300 m) call - [also] [sono] 336850
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Benj Smelt+ Hiru (BCN) 2015-07-23 Ghodaghodi Lake Area, Community forest Magi, Seti (Nepal) (200 m) song -

edited

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

263816
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Yogesh Patel 2016-05-15 Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra, Mumbai (India) (80 m) alarm call, call -

Drongo Mimicking a Nightjar.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

317402
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus brachyphorus Brendan Sloan 2019-03-25 Jalan Mungkom, Brunei Darussalam (Brunei Darussalam) (50 masl appr m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

487046
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus David Edwards ?-9-2007 Khao Yai, Thailand (Thailand) (500 m) song (A) -   19054
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Chai 2015-05-07 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Lom Sak, Chang Wat Phetchabun, Phetchabun (Thailand) (950 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

329484
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Pranad Patil 2018-03-04 Singinawa Jungle Lodge, outskirts of Kanha Tiger Reserve, near Baihar, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, Balaghat (India) (550 m) alarm call -

A pair of Greater Racket-tailed Drongos heard calling here, with few, faint calls of Jungle Babblers and Black-hooded Orioles heard in the background. A Rufous Treepie and a Large-billed/Indian Jungle Crow present in the area also called, but their calls were not recorded. A pair of Greater Coucals was also present, but made no sounds.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

404419
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Jelle Scharringa 2014-03-05 Doi Inthanon National Park, KM 13, Chiang Mai (Thailand) (550 m) song -

One in treetops in valley below forest road high above km 13.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

632036
xeno-canto.org
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus Romuald Mikusek 2020-02-15 Taman Negara NP (near Kuala Tahan), Pahang, Malaysia Pennisular, Pahang (Malaysia) (90 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

612966
xeno-canto.org
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