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Category:Dicruridae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Dicruridae, Drongos


Smallish to mid-sized arboreal passerines with:

  • strong, mid-length, slightly hooked bill
  • prominent rictal bristles
  • slender body
  • long pointed wings
  • short legs
  • strong feet
  • long forked tail
  • most species have black, patchily iridescent plumage.

They are found in Africa, Asia and Australia.


Dicruridae is a family in the Order Passeriformes.
Chaetorhynchus was formerly placed here but has now been moved to the fantails.

Family Dicruridae viewedit

Genus Dicrurus viewedit
D. occidentalisi Western Square-tailed Drongo
D. sharpei Sharpe's Drongo
D. ludwigii Common Square-tailed Drongo
D. atripennis Shining Drongo
D. adsimilis Fork-tailed Drongo
D. divaricatus Glossy-backed Drongo
D. atactus Fanti Drongo
D. modestus Velvet-mantled Drongo
D. aldabranus Aldabra Drongo
D. fuscipennis Comoro Drongo
D. forficatus Crested Drongo
D. waldenii Mayotte Drongo
D. macrocercus Black Drongo
D. leucophaeus Ashy Drongo
D. caerulescens White-bellied Drongo
D. annectens Crow-billed Drongo
D. aeneus Bronzed Drongo
D. remifer Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
D. hottentottus Hair-crested Drongo
D. balicassius Balicassiao
D. montanus Sulawesi Drongo
D. sumatranus Sumatran Drongo
D. densus Wallacean Drongo
D. megarhynchus Ribbon-tailed Drongo
D. bracteatus Spangled Drongo
D. menagei Tablas Drongo
D. andamanensis Andaman Drongo
D. paradiseus Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
D. lophorinus Sri Lanka Drongo


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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