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Square-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus ludwigii (Smith, A 1834)

The common square-tailed drongo, formerly the square-tailed drongo, is a passerine bird in the family Dicruridae. It is a common resident breeder in parts of southern Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Smith, A 1834)

Reference:
   S. Afr. Quart. J. ser. 2, 2, pt. 2 p.144

Protonym:
  Edolius ludwigii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15968260


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E79026DEAFCD3557

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E79026DE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E79026DE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559769

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus ludwigii ludwigii: Swaziland and s Mozambique to e Cape Province
  • Dicrurus ludwigii tephrogaster: S Malawi to Mozambique and e Zimbabwe
  • Dicrurus ludwigii muenzneri: S Somalia to e Kenya and s Tanzania
  • Dicrurus ludwigii saturnus: Angola, Zambia and s Democratic Republic of the Congo (Katanga)
English:
Square-tailed Drongo
Catalan:
drongo de Ludwig
Czech:
drongo lesní
Danish:
Rethalet Drongo
German:
Geradschwanzdrongo
Spanish:
Drongo de Ludwig Común
Spanish (Spain):
Drongo de Ludwig común
Finnish:
pikkudrongo
French:
Drongo de Ludwig
Croatian:
kratkorepi drongo
Hungarian:
erdei drongó
Icelandic:
Þverdrungi
Italian:
Drongo codaquadra
Japanese:
カクビオウチュウ
Lithuanian:
tiesiauodegis drongas
Dutch:
Gewone Rechtstaartdrongo
Norwegian:
Tverrhaledrongo
Polish:
dziwogon prostosterny
Portuguese:
drongo-de-cauda-quadrada
Russian:
Прямохвостый дронго
Slovak:
drongo tupochvostý
Serbian:
Obični ravnorepi drongo
Swedish:
tvärstjärtad drongo
Ukrainian:
дронго прямохвостий
Chinese:
方尾卷尾
Chinese (Traditional):
方尾卷尾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii)
Clements, version 2021:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Dicrurus ludwigii ludwigii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Dicrurus ludwigii ludwigii [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Common Square-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus ludwigii) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Kleinbyvanger
Catalan: drongo de Ludwig
Czech: drongo lesní
Danish: Rethalet Drongo
German: Geradschwanzdrongo
English: Common Square-tailed Drongo, Square-tailed Drongo
English, HBW: Square-tailed Drongo (Common)
English (IOC): Common Square-tailed Drongo
English (United States): Common Square-tailed Drongo
English (South Africa): Square-tailed Drongo
Spanish: Drongo de Ludwig, Drongo de Ludwig Común
Spanish (Spain): Drongo de Ludwig común
Estonian: kantsaba-drongo
Finnish: pikkudrongo
French: Drongo de Ludwig, Drongo de Ludwig (ludwigii)
Croatian: kratkorepi drongo
Hungarian: erdei drongó
Icelandic: Þverdrungi
Italian: Drongo codaquadra
Japanese: カクビオウチュウ
Scientific: Dicrurus ludwigii, Dicrurus ludwigii ludwigii, Edolius ludwigii
Lithuanian: tiesiauodegis drongas
Dutch: Gewone Rechtstaartdrongo, Rechtstaartdrongo
Norwegian: Tverrhaledrongo
Polish: dziwogon prostosterny
Portuguese: drongo-de-cauda-quadrada
Portuguese (Portugal): drongo-de-cauda-quadrada
Russian: Прямохвостый дронго
Slovak: drongo tupochvostý
Serbian: Obični ravnorepi drongo
Swedish: tvärstjärtad drongo
Turkish: Ludwig drongosu
Ukrainian: дронго прямохвостий
Chinese: 方尾卷尾
Chinese (Traditional): 方尾卷尾

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