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Western Square-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus occidentalis Fuchs, Douno, Bowie and Fjeldså, 2018

The western square-tailed drongo is a species of drongo found in western Africa, where it is distributed from Senegal to the portion of Nigeria west of the Niger River. Its preferred habitat is secondary forest and gallery forest. Source: Wikipedia

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


Original description

Citation:
  Fuchs, Douno, Bowie and Fjeldså, 2018

Reference:
  Zootaxa 105–127

Protonym:
  Dicrurus occidentalis

Link:
  https://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4438.1.4


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C8555A05C7A8EBA3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C8555A05

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C8555A05


Taxonomic Serial Number:

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus occidentalis: Senegal to Nigeria (west of the Niger River)
English:
Western Square-tailed Drongo
German:
Nigerdrongo
Spanish:
Drongo de Ludwig Occidental
Spanish (Spain):
Drongo de Ludwig occidental
French:
Drongo occidental
Dutch:
Westelijke Rechtstaartdrongo
Polish:
dziwogon galeriowy
Portuguese:
drongo-da-guiné
Russian:
Западный дронго
Slovak:
drongo západný
Serbian:
Zapadni ravnorepi drongo
Swedish:
västafrikansk drongo
Ukrainian:
дронго лісовий
Chinese:
西方尾卷尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis)
Clements, version 2021:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Western Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus occidentalis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms


German: Nigerdrongo
English: Western Square-tailed Drongo
English, HBW: Square-tailed Drongo (Western)
English (IOC): Western Square-tailed Drongo
English (United States): Western Square-tailed Drongo
Spanish: Drongo de Ludwig Occidental
Spanish (Spain): Drongo de Ludwig occidental
French: Drongo occidental
Scientific: Dicrurus occidentalis
Dutch: Westelijke Rechtstaartdrongo
Polish: dziwogon galeriowy
Portuguese: drongo-da-guiné
Portuguese (Portugal): drongo-ocidental
Russian: Западный дронго
Slovak: drongo západný
Serbian: Zapadni ravnorepi drongo
Swedish: västafrikansk drongo
Turkish: Küçük drongo
Ukrainian: дронго лісовий
Chinese: 西方尾卷尾

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