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Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo

Dicrurus [adsimilis, divaricatus or modestus] (= 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] p.362

Protonym:
  Corvus adsimilis

Avibase ID:
  25C3A6D0B850D92B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/25C3A6D0

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
  • Dicrurus modestus modestus: Príncipe I. (Gulf of Guinea)
  • Dicrurus modestus coracinus: Bioko and southern Nigeria east to southwestern Central African Republic, extreme southwestern South Sudan, and western Kenya, south to Gabon, central Democratic Republic of the Congo, and northwestern Angola
  • Dicrurus atactus: Sierra Leone and southern Guinea east to southwestern Nigeria
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English:
Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo
Czech:
drongo africký
Danish:
Gaffelhalet Drongo
German:
Trauerdrongo
Spanish:
Drongo Horquillado
Finnish:
sieppodrongo
French:
Drongo brillant. D. de Lichtenstein ou D. modeste
Hungarian:
szuaheli drongó
Italian:
Drongo codaforcuta
Japanese (romaji):
kuroouchuu
Japanese:
クロオウチュウ
Lithuanian:
Skeltauodegis drongas
Dutch:
Fluweeldrongo
Norwegian:
Savannedrongo
Polish:
dziwogon zalobny
Portuguese:
drongo-de-cauda-furcada
Russian:
Вилохвостый дронго
Slovak:
drongo vidlochvostý
Swedish:
Klykstjärtad drongo
Ukrainian:
Дронго вилохвостий
Chinese:
又尾卷尾
Chinese (Traditional):
叉尾卷尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis, divaricatus or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis, divaricatus or modestus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis, divaricatus or modestus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Dicrurus adsimilis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Dicrurus adsimilis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Dicrurus adsimilis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Mikstertbyvanger
Czech: Drongo africký
Danish: Gaffelhalet Drongo
German: Gabelschwanzdrongo, Trauerdrongo
English: Forktailed Drongo, Fork-tailed Drongo, Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo, Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo
Spanish: Drongo Horquillado
Estonian: savannidrongo
Finnish: Sieppodrongo
French: Drongo brillant, Drongo brillant ou D. modeste, Drongo brillant. D. de Lichtenstein ou D. modeste
Hindi: Kari karuman, Karichan, Karuvattu vali
Hungarian: szuaheli drongó
Italian: Drongo codaforcuta
Japanese (romaji): kuroouchuu
Japanese: クロオウチュウ, クロオオチュウ
Kwangali: Ntene
Scientific: Corvus adsimilis, Dicrurus [adsimilis or modestus], Dicrurus [adsimilis, divaricatus or modestus], Dicrurus adsimilis, Dicrurus adsimilis adsimilis
Lithuanian: Skeltauodegis drongas
Malayalam: ആനറാഞ്ചി
Dutch: Fluweeldrongo
Norwegian: Savannedrongo
Sotho, Northern: Theko
Polish: dziwogon zalobny, dziwogon żałobny
Portuguese: Drongo-de-cauda-forcada, drongo-de-cauda-furcada
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
Ukrainian: Дронго вилохвостий
Xhosa: Intengu
Chinese: 又尾卷尾
Chinese (Traditional): 叉尾卷尾
Zulu: iNtengu

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