770. Dierurus macrocercus thai

(770) Dicrurus macrocercus thai Kloss.
THE MALAYAN BLACK DRONGO.
Dicrurus macrocercus longus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p. 359.
Dicrurus macrocercus thai, ibid. vol. viii, p. 638.
When reviewing this species I was quite unable to discriminate between the Javan race and that occurring in the extreme South of Tenasserim and the Malay States. Kloss has had, however, much better, as well as more ample, material for examination than I had and, moreover, has had data showing what are and what are not breeding birds. For the present I accept D. m. thai as the race which occurs in the extreme South of Tenasserim.
There is nothing on record, so far as I have been able to acertain, on the nidification of this bird. A nest and two eggs sent me from Tenasserim, taken near the mouth of the Pakchan creek, are probably referable to this race. The nest is quite typical of the species and the two eggs, which are of the pale salmon type, blotched with red-brown, measure 23.4 x 17.9. They were said to have been taken from a small tree near a village in the plains.

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: 
770. Dierurus macrocercus thai
Spp Author: 
Kloss.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
770
Year: 
1933
Page No: 
323
Common name: 
Malayan Black Drongo
M_ID: 
19577
M_SN: 
Dicrurus macrocercus thai
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
13907

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