Chaptia aenea

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Chaptia aenea
Spp Author: 
Vieill.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
155
Common name: 
Bronzed Drongo
M_ID: 
19601
M_CN: 
Bronzed Drongo
M_SN: 
Dicrurus aeneus
Term name: 
id: 
11500

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