Scientific Name: Dicrurus macrocercus
Malay Name: Cecawi Sawah
Chinese Name: 黑卷尾
Range: Breeding Range: (OR) widespread
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: albirictus, macrocercus, minor, cathoecus, thai, harterti, javanus.
Size: 27-28.5 cm
Identification: 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)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2016 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2016). Dicrurus macrocercus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22706961A94099367.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Black Drongo. Retrieved on September 25, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/black-drongo.