329. Dicrurus nigrescens

329. Dicrurus nigrescens.

The Tenasserim Ashy Drongo.

Buchanga intermedia (Blyth), Walden, P. Z. 8. 1866, p. 545; Oates, S. F. v, p. 149. Buchanga longicaudata (Hay), Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 213; Oates, B. B. i, p. 220. Dicrurus nigrescens (Oates), Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 208.

Coloration. Above dark metallic ashy indigo; below dark grey ; the lores and frontal feathers blackish. Iris red; bill, legs, and feet black.

Length about 10.5 ; tail 4.9 to 5.5; wing up to 5.4 ; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape 1.05 ; depth of fork of tail much less than 2 inches.

Distribution. From about a line connecting Rangoon, Pegu town, That one, and Pahpoon to the extreme south of Tenasserim, and thence to Junk Ceylon, the most southern point from which I have seen this species.

Habits, &c. Similar to those of D. longicaudatus. I found a nest of this Drongo at Kyeikpadein near Pegu on the 27th April, con┬Čtaining four eggs, which were white marked with pale purple, and measured about .89 by .7.

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: 
329. Dicrurus nigrescens
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
329
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
315
Common name: 
Tenasserim Ashy Drongo
M_ID: 
19588
M_SN: 
Dicrurus leucophaeus nigrescens
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
453

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