338. Dissemurulus lophorhinus

338. Dissemurulus lophorhinus.

The Ceylon Black Drongo.

Dicrurus lophorinus, Vieill. Nouv. Diet. d' Hist Nat. ix, p. 587 (1817) ; Walden, Ibis, 1807, p. 468. Dicrurus edoliformis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xv, p. 297 (1846) ; id. Cat. p. 202; id. Ibis, 1867, p. 305. Dissemuroides edoliformis (Blyth), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iii, p. 256 ; Tweedd. Ibis, 1878, p. 78. Dissemuroides lophorhinus (Vieill.), Hume, S. F. vii, p. 375; id. Cat. no. 283 quat. Dissemurus lophorhinus (Vieill.), Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 396, pl. 17. Dissemurulus lophorhinus ( V.), Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 215.
Kowda, Kaputa baya, Ceyl.

Coloration. The whole plumage black, highly glossed with blue and green on the tips and margins of the feathers, except on the abdomen and flanks ; under w ing-coverts and axillaries tipped with white.

Iris dull brownish red or dark yellowish red ; bill, legs, and feet black (Legge).

Length about 14; tail about 8; wing 6; tarsus 1.1; bill from gape 1.4 ; depth of fork of tail 2.5.

Distribution. The damp forests of Ceylon up to 3000 feet.

Habits, &c. According to Legge this Drongo breeds in the south of Ceylon at the beginning of April, but the nest and eggs are not known.

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: 
338. Dissemurulus lophorhinus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
338
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
322
Common name: 
Ceylon Black Drongo
M_ID: 
19671
M_CN: 
Sri Lanka Drongo
M_SN: 
Dicrurus lophorinus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
466

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