(syn. Dicrurus Ϯ Black Drongo D. macrocercus albirictus) Hindi names Bhuchanjā and Bhujangā for the Black Drongo (see Dicrurus); "Subgenus Bhùchanga nobis.  4th Species. Indicus necnon Fingah auctorum? Albirictus or spotted gape nobis.  Described by me, some years ago, in the Asiatic Society's Transactions. Distinguished from all the precedent, by its familiarity with man, by its simple plumage, by its parabolic evolutions in the air, by the superior length and power of its wings, its deeply forked tail, its shorter and unfeathered tongue, its feebler thumb, its more or less conical bill, and its non-apivorous habits. In the strength of its legs and feet it more nearly resemble [sic] casia and malabaroïdes than tectirostris; but, in the form and size of its bill, is it much liker to the latter than to the former.  ...   5th Species, new? Fingah? Æratus? auctorum. Annectans nobis. Annectant Bhuchanga nobis." (Hodgson 1836); "Bhuchanga Hodgson, 1836, India Rev., 1, p. 326. Type, by subsequent designation, Bhuchanga albirictus Hodgson (Sharpe, 1877, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 3, p. 245)." (Vaurie in Peters 1962, XV, 138).   Var. Buchanga, Bhuganga.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).