Dicruridae

The Drongo’s are a family of corvoid bird distributed across Africa, southern Asia, the Indian Ocean islands and Australasia. About 25 species are recognized.

A study on the Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis) species complex revealed possible hybridization between D. a. divaricatus and D. m. atactus (Fuchs et al., 2018).

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A Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis) – from: Wikimedia Commons

 

References

Fuchs, J., De Swardt, D.H., Oatley, G., Fjeldsa, J. & Bowie, R.C.K. (2018) Habitat-driven diversification, hybridization and cryptic diversity in the Fork-tailed Drongo (Passeriformes: Dicruridae: Dicrurus adsimilis). Zoologica Scripta, 47(3):266-284.

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