Buchanga atra var. fuscipennis
A. Milne-Edwards and Oustalet, 1887,
Grand Comoro (Ngazidja), Comoro Islands.
DNA studies#R indicate that this species is well differentiated, and slightly older than its closest relatives, D. adsimilis and D. modestus, suggesting that it originates from colonization by an ancient African drongo of an island of Comoro Archipelago much older than Grand Comoro (possibly Mohéli) c. 5 million years ago. Drongos from neighbouring Indian Ocean islands, D. waldenii (Mayotte), D. forficatus (Madagascar and Anjouan) and D. aldabranus (Aldabra), form a distinct group that separated at about same period. Monotypic.
Grand Comoro (Ngazidja), in Comoro Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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