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Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus Vieillot, LJP 1817

The black drongo is a small Asian passerine bird of the drongo family Dicruridae. It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia and accidental visitor of Japan. It is an all black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm (11 in) in length. It feeds on insects, and is common in open agricultural areas and light forest throughout its range, perching conspicuously on a bare perch or along power or telephone lines. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, LJP 1817

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 9 p.588

Protonym:
  Dicrurus macrocercus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18038287


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D90F9B0BBDBA5E57

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D90F9B0B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D90F9B0B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 179656

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus macrocercus macrocercus: Peninsular India
  • Dicrurus macrocercus albirictus: SE Iran to Afghanistan and n India
  • Dicrurus macrocercus cathoecus: breeds central and eastern China, Myanmar, northern Thailand, and northen Indochina; northern populations migrate south to southeastern China, Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, northwestern Borneo, and Sumatra
  • Dicrurus macrocercus minor: Sri Lanka
  • Dicrurus macrocercus thai: S Myanmar, s Thailand and s Vietnam
  • Dicrurus macrocercus harterti: Taiwan
  • Dicrurus macrocercus javanus: Java and Bali
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English:
Black Drongo
Catalan:
drongo reial
Czech:
drongo černý
Danish:
Sort Drongo
German:
Königsdrongo
Spanish:
Drongo Real
Spanish (Spain):
Drongo Real
Finnish:
mustadrongo
French:
Drongo royal
Croatian:
crni drongo
Hungarian:
királydrongó
Icelandic:
Konungsdrungi
Italian:
Drongo nero
Japanese (romaji):
ouchuu
Japanese:
オウチュウ
Lithuanian:
Juodasis drongas
Dutch:
Koningsdrongo
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartdrongo
Norwegian:
Svartdrongo
Polish:
dziwogon czarny
Portuguese:
Drongo-real
Russian:
Черный дронго
Slovak:
drongo lýrochvostý
Serbian:
Crni drongo
Swedish:
svart drongo
Ukrainian:
Дронго чорний
Chinese:
黑卷尾
Chinese (Traditional):
大卷尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Drongo ( Dicrurus macrocercus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Drongo royal ( Dicrurus macrocercus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Drongo royal ( Dicrurus macrocercus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black Drongo ( Dicrurus macrocercus) [version 1]
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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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 Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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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 and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
Black Drongo ( Dicrurus macrocercus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Dicrurus macrocercus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Dicrurus macrocercus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Dicrurus macrocercus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Drongo ( Dicrurus macrocercus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dicrurus macrocercus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dicrurus macrocercus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Swartbyvanger
Bulgarian: Черно дронго
Bengali: কালা ফিঙে
Breton: Drongo du
Catalan: drongo reial
Czech: Drongo cerný, drongo černý
Welsh: Drongo du
Danish: Sort Drongo
German: Asientrauerdrongo, Königsdrongo
Greek: Μαύρη ψευτόκισσα
English: Black Drongo, King Crow, King drongo, Kingcrow
English, HBW: Black Drongo
English (IOC): Black Drongo
English (United States): Black Drongo
Esperanto: Nigra drongo
Spanish: Drongo Real
Spanish (Spain): Drongo Real
Spanish (HBW): Drongo real
Estonian: nurmdrongo
Basque: Drongo beltz
Persian: بوچانگای سیاه
Finnish: Mustadrongo
French: Drongo ordinaire, Drongo royal
Frisian: Keningsdrongo
Irish: Drongó dubh
Galician: Drongo real
Hebrew: דרונגו שחור
Croatian: crni drongo
Hungarian: Fekete drongó, királydrongó
Indonesian: Burung Srigunting Hitam, Srigunting hitam
Icelandic: Konungsdrungi
Italian: Drongo nero
Japanese (romaji): ōchū, Ouchu, ouchuu
Japanese: オウチュウ
Japanese (Kanji): 烏秋
Mongolian, Halh: хар доронго
Kazakh: қара дронго
Korean: 검은바람까마귀
Korean (Transliteration): geomeun-baram-kkamagwi
Kirghiz: кара ача куйрук
Scientific: Dicrurus macrocercus, Dicrurus macrocercus macrocercus
Lithuanian: Juodasis drongas
Latvian: melnais drongo
Malayalam: ആനറാഞ്ചി
Mongolian: Жадат хар, Жадат хар шувуу, Хар доронго, хар жадат
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠠᠷ᠎ᠠ ᠳ᠋ᠣᠷᠣᠩᠭᠣ᠋
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠠᠷ᠎ᠠ ᠵᠠᠳᠠᠲᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хар жадат
Mongolian (Transliteration): jadat khar, jadat khar shuvuu, khar doroŋgo, khar jadat
Marathi: कोतवाल
Malay: Burung Cecawi Hitam, Burung Cecawi Rajawali, Cecawi Hitam
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): жадат хар, жадат хар шувуу, хар жадат
Nepali: कालो चिबे
Dutch: Koningsdrongo, Zwarte Drongo
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartdrongo
Norwegian: Svartdrongo
Polish: dziwogon czarny, dziwogon dlugosterny, dziwogon długosterny
Pinyin: dà juǎn-wěi, hēi juǎn-wěi, hēi lí jī, hēi lóng yǎn yàn, hēi wěi-juǎn, hēi zhī jiàn, lí niǎo, lì-jiū-píng, míng-jiào niǎo
Portuguese: Drongo-preto, Drongo-real
Portuguese (Portugal): drongo-real
Rhaeto-Romance: Drongo nair
Romanian: Drongo regal
Russian: Дронго черный, Черный дронго, Чёрный дронго
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Kalu Kawuda
Slovak: drongo kráľovský, drongo lýrochvostý
Slovenian: Črni drongo
Serbian: Crni drongo
Swedish: Svart drongo
Tamil: Karung Karichaan
Thai: นกแซงแซวหางปลา
Thai (Transliteration): nók saeeŋ-saeew hăaŋ-plaa
Turkish: Kara Drongo
Ukrainian: Дронго чорний
Uzbek: қора дронго
Vietnamese: Chèo bẻo đen, Chim Chèo bẻo, Chim Chèo bẻo đen
Chinese: 大卷尾, 明叫鸟, 黎鸟, 黑卷尾, 黑尾捲, 黑支箭, 黑黎鸡, 黑龙眼燕
Chinese (Traditional): 大卷尾, 大卷尾〔黑卷尾〕, 明叫鳥, 黎鳥, 黑卷尾, 黑尾捲, 黑支箭, 黑黎雞, 黑龍眼燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 大卷尾
Chinese (Taiwan): 大卷尾, 黑卷尾

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