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.

The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
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
Page No: 
Common name: 
Burmese Large Racket Tailed Drongo
Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis
Vol. 2

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith