Scientific Name: Dicrurus macrocercus
Malay Name: Cecawi Sawah
Chinese Name: 黑卷尾
Breeding Range: (OR) widespread
Polytypic. Subspecies are: albirictus, macrocercus, minor, cathoecus, thai, harterti, javanus.
Size: 27-28.5 cm
Medium-sized drongo with sleek, uniform black plumage. Long, deeply forked tail. Told from crow-billed drongo by smaller, slimmer bill and more deeply forked tail.
Habitat: Open country and cultivation.
Behaviour/Ecology: Prefers open perches such as wooden poles, fences or scrub.
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Past accepted records in our database: (not a complete listing)
BirdLife International. (2016). Dicrurus macrocercus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021