Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Dicruridae (Drongos)
Black Drongo
Dicrurus macrocercus

    Size : c. 30–31 cm (nominate), 27–28·5 cm (thai), 
             average male 27·9 cm and female 26·9 cm (harterti), c. 26 cm (minor)

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Dicrurus macrocercus albirictus (Hodgson, 1836)
    – Himalayas from E Afghanistan and N & E Pakistan E to W & extreme N Myanmar and S China (SE Xizang), S to SE Pakistan (E from Indus Valley) and across C India (S to Gujarat, N Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal; non-breeding also S to S India,
    C & S Myanmar and N Thailand.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus macrocercus (Vieillot, 1817)
    – SE Pakistan and peninsular India S from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus minor (Blyth, 1850)
    – N & NW Sri Lanka (S, in W, to Puttalam), including Mannar I.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus cathoecus (Swinhoe, 1871)
    – breeds C, E & S China (E from Qinghai, S from Jilin; including Hainan I), Myanmar (except W & N), N Thailand and N Indochina; non-breeding S to SW & S Myanmar,
    S Malay Peninsula (Singapore) and S Indochina.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus thai (Kloss, 1921)
    – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), C & E Thailand, probably E Cambodia, and S Indochina.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus harterti (Stuart Baker, 1918)
    – Taiwan.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus javanus (Kloss, 1921)
    – Java and Bali.
    Introduced (race harterti) in S Northern Marianas (on Rota I), from where colonized Guam.

Dicrurus macrocercus ssp. cathoecus
Date : 13 December 2016
Location : Ladang Tebu Chuping, Perlis

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