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.