Pygmy Drongo

The Pygmy Drongo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pygmy Drongo (Chaetorhynchus papuensis) is a species of bird endemic to the island of New Guinea. It is monotypic within the genus Chaetorhynchus. The species was long placed within the drongo family Dicruridae, but it differs from others in that family in having twelve rectrices instead of ten. Molecular analysis also supports moving the species out from the drongo family, instead placing it as a sister species to the Silktail of Fiji, and both those species in the fantail family Rhipiduridae. More

* Pygmy Drongo, Chaetorhynchus papuensis * Square-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus ludwigii * Shining Drongo, Dicrurus atripennis * Fork-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus adsimilis * Príncipe Drongo, Dicrurus modestus * Aldabra Drongo, Dicrurus aldabranus * Comoro Drongo, Dicrurus fuscipennis * Crested Drongo, Dicrurus forficatus * Mayotte Drongo, Dicrurus waldenii * Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus More

to quickly add that the Pygmy Drongo is regarded as senior and ancestral to all the other Drongos ! Silktail at its nest deep in the forests of Taveuni Island. (Photo: Cliff Frith). More

Alternate common name(s): Pygmy Drongo, Papuan Mountain Drongo, Mountain Drongo Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range New Guinea including Yule Is. Videos No videos are available for this species Sounds No sounds are available for this species References Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. More

Pygmy Drongo The Pygmy Drongo (Chaetorhynchus papuensis) is a species of bird in the Dicruridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Chaetorhynchus. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. See more at More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Dicruridae
Genus : Chaetorhynchus
Species : papuensis
Authority : Meyer, 1874