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The white-bellied drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) belongs to the family Dicruridae under the order Passeriformes.

White-bellied drongo taxonomy

The family Dicruridae was introduced by Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785 – 26 October 1840), an Irish zoologist and politician, in the year 1825. The family Dicruridae is monotypic and comprises the genus Dicrurus only.

The genus Dicrurus was first described by Louis Pierre Vieillot (May 10, 1748, Yvetot – August 24, 1830, Sotteville-lès-Rouen), a French ornithologist, in the year 1816. The genus Dicrurus comprises twenty-five species, including Dicrurus caerulescens.

The species Dicrurus caerulescens was first described (as Lanius caerulescens) by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The species Dicrurus caerulescens is polytypic and comprises three subspecies, viz., D. c. caerulescens (India and Nepal), D. c. leucopygialis (Sri Lanka) and D. c. insularis (Sri Lanka).
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Dicrurus caerulescens
Species:D. caerulescens
White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
1.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens 356
Photo by Thimindu

Dicrurus caerulescens
2.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by Dibyendu Ash

Dicrurus caerulescens
3.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by Mike Prince

Dicrurus caerulescens
4.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by Itm.ashu

Dicrurus caerulescens
5.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by Hafiz Issadeen

Dicrurus caerulescens
6.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by Hafiz Issadeen

Dicrurus caerulescens
7.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by Shivramsagar

Dicrurus caerulescens
8.White-bellied drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Photo by David Cook
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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thimindu_White_belied_Drongo_1.JPG (cropped)
Author: Thimindu | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 5/13/18
2.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Dibyendu Ash | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 5/13/18
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Author: Mike Prince | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/13/18
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Author: Itm.ashu | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/13/18
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Author: Hafiz Issadeen | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/13/18
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Author: Hafiz Issadeen | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/13/18
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Author: Shivramsagar | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 5/13/18
8.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kookr/4580018380/ (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 5/13/18
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