336. Dissemuroides andamanensis

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
336. Dissemuroides andamanensis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
336
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
321
Common name: 
Small Andamanese Drongo
M_ID: 
19654
M_CN: 
Andaman Drongo
M_SN: 
Dicrurus andamanensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
463

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