French: Drongo de Sumatra German: Sumatradrongo Spanish: Drongo de Sumatra
Ayer-Angat, Paio and Mount Sago, Sumatra.
Subspecies and Distribution
D. s. sumatranus
Wardlaw-Ramsay, 1880 – Sumatran Drongo – highlands of Sumatra (Batak Highlands and Barisan Range, from Aceh S to Mt Kaba, in Bengkulu).
D. s. viridinitens
(Salvadori, 1894) – Mentawai Drongo – Mentawai Is (Siberut, Sipura, N & S Pagai), off W Sumatra.
c. 29 cm. Distinctive drongo with tail nearly square-ended, outer rectrices straight or with very slight tendency to curve outwards; bill rather short. Male nominate race is... read more
Poorly known; includes melodious call of 3 whistled rapid notes, "tee-tiyeeah". One song a nasal... read more
Submontane and lower montane dry primary forest or tall secondary forest, and forest edge, up to... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Sallies from perch, hawks insects in air. Searches trunks and among leaves. On W islands (race viridinitens), small... read more
Individual seen in early Apr while feeding two nestlings in tree beside river in lowland forest. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Fairly widespread, and locally... read more
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