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The black drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) belongs to the family Dicruridae under the order Passeriformes.

Black drongo taxonomy

The family Dicruridae was first described by Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785 – 26 October 1840),an Irish zoologist and politician, in the year 1825. The family Dicruridae comprises four subfamilies, viz., Dicrurinae, Rhipidurinae, Monarchinae and Grallininae.

The subfamily Dicrurinae contained two genera, the monotypic Chaetorhynchus and Dicrurus. The genus Chaetorhynchus was recently moved to Rhipiduridae.

The genus Dicrurus was first introduced by Louis Pierre Vieillot (May 10, 1748 – August 24, 1830),a French ornithologist, in the year 1816. The genus Dicrurus comprises 25 species, including Dicrurus macrocercus.

The species Dicrurus macrocercus was first described by Louis Pierre Vieillot in the year 1817. It is polytypic and comprises seven subspecies, viz., D. m. macrocercus, D. m. albirictus, D. m. javanus, D. m. harterti, D. m. thai, D. m. cathoecus and D. m. minor.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Dicrurus macrocercus
Species:D. macrocercus
Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
1.Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus 357
Image by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Dicrurus macrocercus
2.Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Image by Balaram Mahalder

Dicrurus macrocercus
3.Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Image by Lip Kee

Dicrurus macrocercus
4.Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Image by Akshat Atolia

Dicrurus macrocercus
5.Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Image by JJ Harrison

Dicrurus macrocercus
6.Black drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Image by Lip Kee

Dicrurus macrocercus juvenile
7.Dicrurus macrocercus juvenile
Image by J.M.Garg

Dicrurus macrocercus egg
8.Dicrurus macrocercus egg
Image by Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer
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1.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 3/29/18
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Author: Balaram Mahalder | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 3/29/18
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