Dissemurus paradiseus, Lin.
285. :- Edolius malabaricus, Scop. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 437 ; Butler, Deccan,- Vol. IX, p. 395.
THE MALABAR RACKET-TAILED DRONGO.
Length, 13 ; wing, 5.75 to 6.25 ; tail, 6.5 ; outer tail-feathers, 12 inches more ; bill at front, 0.75.
Plumage uniformly black, with a steel-blue gloss; feathers of 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 075 inches to 1.25 in length.
The Bhimraj is a permanent resident all along the Sahyadri Range, as far north as Khandalla, extending to the forests below, It is very partial to bamboo jungles.
It does not occur elsewhere within our limits.