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Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo

Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus] (= Dicrurus paradiseus) (Linnaeus, 1766)

The greater racket-tailed drongo is a medium-sized Asian bird which is distinctive in having elongated outer tail feathers with webbing restricted to the tips. They are placed along with other drongos in the family Dicruridae. They are conspicuous in the forest habitats often perching in the open and by attracting attention with a wide range of loud calls that include perfect imitations of many other birds. One hypothesis suggested is that these vocal imitations may help in the formation of mixed-species foraging flocks, a feature seen in forest bird communities where many insect feeders forage together. These drongos will sometimes steal insect prey caught or disturbed by other foragers in the flock and another idea is that vocal mimicry helps them in diverting the attention of smaller birds to aid their piracy. They are diurnal but are active well before dawn and late at dusk. Owing to their widespread distribution and distinctive regional variation, they have become iconic examples of speciation by isolation and genetic drift. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.172

Protonym:
  Cuculus paradiseus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946368


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F2FD439D2AE6E7A0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F2FD439D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F2FD439D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559773

Geographic range:

  • Dicrurus paradiseus paradiseus: S India to s Thailand and Indochina
  • Dicrurus paradiseus grandis: N India to n Myanmar and n Vietnam
  • Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis: Central India to s Myanmar, w Thailand and Indochina
  • Dicrurus paradiseus johni: Hainan (s China)
  • Dicrurus paradiseus hypoballus: northern Thai-Malay Peninsula; broadly intergrades with platurus
  • Dicrurus paradiseus platurus: southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and adjacent islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus ceylonicus: Sri Lanka
  • Dicrurus paradiseus otiosus: Andaman Islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus nicobariensis: Nicobar Islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus banguey: Islands off north Borneo
  • Dicrurus paradiseus brachyphorus: Borneo
  • Dicrurus paradiseus microlophus: North Natuna Islands
  • Dicrurus paradiseus formosus: Java
  • Dicrurus lophorinus: W Sri Lanka
  • Show more...
English:
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo
French:
Drongo à raquettes ou D. drongup


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo ( Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Drongo à raquettes ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Drongo à raquettes ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Dicrurus paradiseus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Dicrurus paradiseus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Dicrurus paradiseus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo ( Dicrurus paradiseus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dicrurus paradiseus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Bengali: বড় রেকেটফিঙে
Czech: Drongo vlajkový
Danish: Stor Pragtdrongo
German: Flaggendrongo
English: Flag-tailed Drongo, Greater Racket tailed Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed or Sri Lanka Drongo, Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo, Large Racquet-tailed Drongo
Spanish: Drongo de Cola Raqueta Grande
Estonian: paradiisidrongo
Finnish: Viiridrongo
French: Drongo à raquettes, Drongo à raquettes ou D. drongup, Grand Drongo à raquettes
Hungarian: paradicsomdrongó
Indonesian: Burung Srigunting Batu, Saeran bandera batu, Srigunting Batu
Italian: Drongo codaracchetta maggiore, Drongo del Paradiso
Japanese (romaji): kazari-ōchū, kazariouchuu
Japanese: カザリオウチュウ
Japanese (Kanji): 飾り烏秋
Scientific: Cuculus paradiseus, Dicrurus [paradiseus or lophorinus], Dicrurus paradiseus, Dicrurus paradiseus paradiseus
Lithuanian: Didysis rojinis drongas
Malayalam: കാടുമുഴക്കി  
Malay: Burung Anting-anting, Burung Cecawi, Burung Cecawi Kera, Burung Hamba Kera, Cecawi Anting-Anting, Checawi
Nepali: भीमराज चिबे
Dutch: Vlaggendrongo
Norwegian: Dragedrongo
Polish: Drongo rajski, dziwogon rajski
Pinyin: dà pán wěi
Russian: Ракетохвостый дронго
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Maha Kawuda
Slovak: Drongo zástavkavý, drongo zástavkový
Swedish: Större vimpeldrongo
Tamil: Thuduppu Vaal Karichaan
Thai: นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók saeeŋ-saeew hăaŋ-bùaŋ yày
Ukrainian: Дронго великий
Vietnamese: Chèo bẻo cờ lớn, Chim Chèo bẻo cờ, Chim Chèo bẻo cờ đuôi chẻ
Chinese: 大盘尾
Chinese (Traditional): 大盤尾

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