Order Passeriformes

Family Dicruridae

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  • Medium-sized passerines with long tail generally deeply forked, some with terminal tail-racquets; plumage mostly shining or glossy black, sometimes with crest or elongated plumes on head.
  • Old World, mostly in tropical and subtropical regions.
  • Forest and wooded areas.
  • 18-70 cm.
  • 1 genus, 26 species, 107 taxa.
  • 3 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Rocamora, G., Yeatman-Berthelot, D. & Bonan, A. (2019). Drongos (Dicruridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52360 on 11 December 2019).