Chaptia aenea, Vieill.
282. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 433; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 394.
THE BRONZED DRONGO.
Length, 9 to 9.5;. wing, 4.75; tail, 4.5; tarsus, 0.6 ; bill at front, 0.75.
Bill black; irides deep-brown ; legs black.
Plumage throughout richly glossy, bronzed blue-black; quills and tail black, with a faint gloss; abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts, dull grey-black.
The Bronzed Drongo is not uncommon on the Sahyadri Range, as far north as Khandalla. It does not occur elsewhere within our limits.