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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] 2 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 apivorus: Angola, s Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and n Cape Prov.
  • Dicrurus divaricatus [incl. jubaensis]: southwestern Mauriania, Senegal, and Gambia east to northern Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, 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
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Fork-tailed, Glossy-backed or Velvet-mantled Drongo
Czech:
  drongo africký
German:
  Trauerdrongo
Danish:
  Gaffelhalet Drongo
Spanish:
  Drongo Horquillado
Finnish:
  sieppodrongo
French:
  Drongo brillant. D. de Lichtenstein ou D. modeste
Italian:
  Drongo codaforcuta
Japanese:
  kuroouchuu
Japanese:
  クロオウチュウ
Dutch:
  Fluweeldrongo
Norwegian:
  Savannedrongo
Polish:
  dziwogon zalobny
Portuguese:
  drongo-de-cauda-furcada
Russian:
  Вилохвостый дронго
Slovak:
  drongo vidlochvostý
Swedish:
  Klykstjärtad drongo
Chinese:
  又尾卷尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Fork-tailed or Velvet-mantled Drongo ( Dicrurus [adsimilis 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])
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 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Fork-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus adsimilis) [version 1]
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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Other synonyms

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: kuroouchuu
Japanese: クロオウチュウ, クロオオチュウ
Kwangali: Ntene
Latin: 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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