(793) Dissemurus paradiseus ceylonensis.
The Ceylon Large Racket-tailed Drongo.
Dissemurus ceylonensis Sharpe, Cat. B. M., iii, p. 264 (1877) (Ceylon).
Vernacular names. Maha Kawuda, Eratta valem Kuravi (Tam. in Ceylon).
Description. The smallest of all the subspecies with a comparatively still shorter tail, smaller crest, and smaller bill.
Measurements. Wing 139 to 156 mm., average 146 mm.; tail up to 340 mm.; culmen 27 to 28 mm.
Distribution. Ceylon only.
Nidification. That of the species. Eggs taken by Mr. J. Stewart average 26.3 x 21.0 mm. and were taken in April.
Habits, Those of the species.