Dissemurus grandis

Dissemurus grandis, Gould.

284. :- Edolius paradiseus, Lin. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 435.

THE LARGE RACKET-TAILED DRONGO.

Length, to end of ordinary tail, 14; wing, 6'75; tail to middle, 65 ; outer tail-feathers, 12 or 13 inches more; the shaft having the terminal end, for. about 3'5 inches barbed externally, but towards the tip only on the inner side, and turning inwards, so that the underside becomes uppermost; bill at front, 1.4 to 1.5 ; tarsus, 1.

Plumage uniformly black, with a steel-blue gloss ; feathers of the crown slightly hackled, those of the nape strongly so, on breast slightly; plumage generally loose and puffy; frontal crest falling backwards over the nape, varying from 15 to 2.25 inches in length.

According to Jerdon, the Large Racket-tailed Drongo occurs in Central India.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Dissemurus grandis
Spp Author: 
Gould
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
156
Common name: 
Large Racket Tailed Drongo
M_ID: 
19658
M_SN: 
Dicrurus paradiseus grandis
id: 
11502

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