770. Dicrurus macrocercus longus

(770) Dicrurus macrocercus longus.

The Javan Black Drongo.

Dicrurus longus Bonaparte, Cou*p. Gen. A v., i, p. 332 (1830) (Java).

Vernacular names. Not recorded.

Description. A small bird with small bill but comparatively very long tail; there is no rictal spot. "Wing 121 to 136 mm., average 129 mm.; tail 130 to 165 mm., average 146.4 mm.; bill about 20 to 21 mm.

Distribution. Java, Malay Peninsula and extreme South-west and South Burma.

Nidification. Nothing recorded. A nest and two eggs sent me from the extreme south oh Tenasserim should probably be referred to this race. Both nest and eggs are very small, the latter measuring only 23.4 x 27.9 mm. They were taken on the 14th Feb., 1908, from a small tree just out&ide a village in the plains.

Habits. Those of the species. The detailed distribution of this bird and its movements, both in the breeding and non-breeding season, still require a great deal of working out.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
770. Dicrurus macrocercus longus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
770
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
359
Common name: 
Javan Black Drongo
M_ID: 
19577
M_SN: 
Dicrurus macrocercus thai
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3390

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