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Books about Drongos

This page lists books that are totally or partially about Drongos. The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.


Family: Dicruridae

There are 24 species of drongo all of which are found in tropical regions of the Old World.

Aldabra Drongo
Dicrurus aldabranus

Andaman Drongo
Dicrurus andamanensis

Ashy Drongo
Dicrurus leucophaeus

Dicrurus balicassius

Black Drongo
Dicrurus macrocercus

Bronzed Drongo
Dicrurus aeneus

Crested Drongo
Dicrurus forficatus

Crow-billed Drongo
Dicrurus annectans

Fork-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus adsimilis

Grand Comoro Drongo
Dicrurus fuscipennis

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus paradiseus

Hair-crested Drongo
Dicrurus hottentottus

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus remifer

Mayotte Drongo
Dicrurus waldenii

Paradise Drongo
Dicrurus megarhynchus

Shining Drongo
Dicrurus atripennis

Spangled Drongo
Dicrurus bracteatus

Square-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus ludwigii

Sri Lanka Drongo
Dicrurus lophorinus

Sulawesi Drongo
Dicrurus montanus

Sumatran Drongo
Dicrurus sumatranus

Velvet-mantled Drongo
Dicrurus modestus

Wallacean Drongo
Dicrurus densus

White-bellied Drongo
Dicrurus caerulescens


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 14: Bush-Shrikes to Old World Sparrows

Edited by Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott and David Christie

Lynx Edicions


This volume covers:

  • bushshrikes
  • helmetshrikes
  • vangas
  • drongos
  • wattlebirds
  • mud-builders
  • white-winged chough and apostlebird
  • woodswallows
  • bornean bristlehead
  • butcherbirds
  • birds-of-paradise
  • bowerbirds
  • crows
  • oxpeckers
  • starlings
  • old world sparrows
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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution: Volume 45, Issue 1

Editor-in-Chief: Morris Goodman

Elsevier Inc


Includes the article:

Evolutionary history and biogeography of the drongos (Dicruridae), a tropical Old World clade of corvoid passerines

by Eric Pasqueta, Jean-Marc Pons, Jerome Fuchs, Corinne Cruaud and Vincent Bretagnolle

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Finches, Bowerbirds and Other Passerines Of Australia

Editor: Ronald Strahan

Birds Of Australia series

The National Photographic index of Australian Wildlife

Angus & Robertson


"This volume includes:

  • buntings
  • finches
  • sparrows
  • weavers
  • grass-finches
  • starlings and mynas
  • orioles and figbirds
  • drongos
  • bowerbirds
  • birds of paradise
  • magpie-larks
  • mud-nest builders
  • woodswallows
  • magpies, currawongs and butcherbirds
  • and crows and ravens
Full descriptions are given of each species, as well as breeding habits, habitat, food, voice, distribution and current status. Each entry is accompanied by colour photographs and distribution maps.

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Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 5 (Larks to Grey Hypocolius )

Salim Ali and Dillon Ripley

Oxford University Press, New Delhi

Second edition


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1997 reprint

Catalogue Of The Passeriformes or Perching Birds In The Collection Of The British Museum

Coliomorphae, containing the families Corvidae, Paradiseidae, Oriolidae, Dicruridae and Prionopidae

Catalogue Of The Birds In The British Museum, Volume III

R. Bowdler Sharpe

13 colour plates: J.G. Keulemans

Printed By Order Of The Trustees

Printed by Taylor & Francis



"The Third Volume of the 'Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum ' has been prepared by Mr. R. B. Sharpe, one of the Senior Assistants in the Zoological Department, and author of the two preceding volumes. It contains the commencement of the account of all the species of Passerine Birds known at present; and as no similar monograph of these Birds has been published since the year 1850, it may be hoped that the present work will not only assist the numerous students of this portion of the British Museum collections, but also prove useful to ornithologists, travellers, and collectors."
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Last updated December 2013