Species of Thailand
Lesser racquet-tailed drongo
Dicrurus remifer, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1823
(In Thai: นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงเล็ก)
The lesser racket-tailed drongo (Dicrurus remifer) is a species of bird in the family Dicruridae. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Lesser racket-tailed drongo is about 25–27·5 cm long, excluding outermost tail feathers (c. 30–40 cm to end of tail); average weight of males 39–49 g, and females 35·5–44 g. It can be confused with the Greater racket-tailed drongo, but it doesn't have crest on head.
There are 4 recognised subspecies of lesser racket-tailed drongo
- D. r. tectirostris (Hodgson, 1836) – lower Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand) E to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, NE Bangladesh, S China (SE Xizang, W & S Yunnan and SW Guangxi), Myanmar (except extreme S), N Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (S to Huê).
- D. r. peracensis (E. C. S. Baker, 1918) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and SW & S Thailand S to N Peninsular Malaysia (S Selangor and S Pahang), S Laos and S Vietnam (S to S Annam).
- D. r. lefoli (Delacour & Jabouille, 1928) – mountains of S Cambodia (Cardamom and Elephant Ranges).
- D. r. remifer (Temminck, 1823) – Sumatra (Barisan Range and Batak Highlands) and W Java.
Distribution and habitat
It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Dicrurus remifer
- Thai: นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงเล็ก
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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