336. Dissemuroides andamanensis.
The Small Andamanese Drongo.
Dicrurus andamanensis, Tytler, Beavan, Ibis, 1867, p. 323. Buchanga (Dicrurus) andamanensis (Tytler), Ball, J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 282; id. S. F. i, p. 66. Buchanga andamanensis (Tytl.), Wald. Ibis, 1873, p. 310. Dissemuroides andamanensis (Tytl.), Hume, S. F. ii, p. 211; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iii, p. 255 ; Tweedd. Ibis, 1878, p. 77; Hume, Cat. no. 283 ter.
Coloration. Black with a greenish-blue gloss over most of the plumage; primaries and secondaries brown; under wing-coverts and axillaries tipped with white.
Bill, legs, and feet black; iris hair-brown, sometimes very deep and almost blackish (Hume).
Length about 11.5; tail 6.5; wing 5.3; tarsus .9; bill from gape 1.3 ; depth of fork of tail about 2.
Distribution. Port Blair and Macpherson's Straits and probably other parts of the Andaman Islands.
Habits, &c. Apparently the same as those of Dicrurus ater.