Thai National Parks

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, all national parks, wildlife sactuaries and other protected forest areas in Thailand are closed from 25th March until further notice. Some popular tourist destinations like Similan Islands, Surin Islands are within national parks, they too are closed. We will announce from here when the parks reopen.

Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Lesser racket-tailed drongo

Thai: นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงเล็ก, nok saeng-saew haang buang lek

Binomial name: Dicrurus remifer, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1823

The Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer) is a species of bird in the Dicruridae family.

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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Scientific classification

Dicrurus remifer

Common names

  • Thai: นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงเล็ก, nok saeng-saew haang buang lek

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Lesser racket-tailed drongo

Lesser racket-tailed drongo


Distribution map of Lesser racket-tailed drongo, Dicrurus remifer in Thailand

Range map of Dicrurus remifer in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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