772. Dicrurus leucophseus nigrescens

(772) Dicrurus leucophaeus nigrescens Oates.
THE BURMESE GREY DRONGO.
Dicrurus leucophoeus nigrescens, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 361.
This is the Grey Drongo of all Central Burma and Siam from about the latitude of Bangkok to the South Chin Hills on the West and the South Shan States on the East. The birds from Maymyio, in Mandalay, all appear to be of this race, and it may, therefore, possibly enter the Northern Shan States.
Oates found a nest of this bird in Pegu and records :—“I found one nest on the 27th April at Kyeikpadein, near the town of Pegu, on a small sapling near the summit. It contained four eggs.”
Curiously little more is known of the breeding of this very common, bird. A few nests have been taken by Wickham and Hopwood in April and May at and round Maymyio, where they were said to build typical Drongos’ nests, like shallow cradles, in the outer branches of tall trees at 30 and 40 feet from the ground. The number of eggs in a clutch was found to be two or three but, as these were quite fresh, they may have been incomplete. One nest sent to me was taken in thin forest, another in open but heavily wooded country. The eggs are just like those of Dicrurus I. longi¬caudatus, of the common pink type.
Five eggs average 23.9 x 18.3 mm. : maxima 25.0 x 18.0 and 24.5 x 18.6 mm. ; minima 23.3 x 18.3 and 24.1 x 18.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 2. 1933.
Title in Book: 
772. Dicrurus leucophseus nigrescens
Spp Author: 
Gates.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
772
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
324
Common name: 
Burmese Grey Drongo
M_ID: 
19588
M_SN: 
Dicrurus leucophaeus nigrescens
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13910

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith