788. Dissemurus paradiseus rangoonensis

(788) Dissemurus paradiseus rangoonensis.

The Burmese Large Racket-tailed Drongo.

Edolius rangoonensis Gould, P. Z. S., 1836, p. 5 (Rangoon). • Dissemurus paradiseus. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 325 (part.).

Vernacular names. Hnet-dau (Burmese).

Description. A rather larger bird than D. p. paradiseus with a longer fuller crest and longer tail with wider longer rackets.

Colours of soft parts. The same in all races.

Measurements. Wing 147 to 170 mm.; tail up to 435 mm.; culmen 28 to 32 mm.

Distribution. Central and South Central Burma, South Chin and Kachin Hills; South Shan States and Northern Siam.

Nidification. Very little on record, but apparently not differing from that of the last bird, though it is more of a forest and less of a cultivated-country bird than that race. Messrs. Hop wood and Mackenzie took most of their nests on pynkado trees (Xylia dolabriformis) standing in open bamboo-jungle on the edge of roads. The few eggs I have seen measured about 29.0 X 21.0 mm.

Habits. Those of the genus. This race is found from the foothills up to 5,000 feet during the breeding-season and throughout the plains in Winter, haunting both forest and more or less cultivated land as long as it is well wooded.

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: 
788. Dissemurus paradiseus rangoonensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
788
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
378
Common name: 
Burmese Large Racket Tailed Drongo
M_ID: 
19659
M_SN: 
Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3420

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