Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis
English : Greater racket-tailed drongo
French : Drongo à raquettes
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Dicruridae
Notes : 12 other subspecies known.
Large drongo species reaching a total length (including long tail) of 65 cm for a weight of 124 g. Shiny black plumage with metallic blue iridescence. Red eyes, small crest on forehead. Greatly elongated wire-like spatulated tail streamers.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found from Central India to north Thailand, central Laos and Vietnam. Species occurs from India to South China, south to Java and Bali. Lives in humid forests, mangroves, plantations, bamboo jungles, up to 1500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species is globally safe and occurs in many protected areas. Island endemic populations are at great risk because of human settlement expansion.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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