Pygmy Drongo (Chaetorhynchus papuensis) - HBW 14, p. 206
French: Drongo papou
Spanish: Drongo Papú
Other common names: Mountain Drongo, Papuan (Mountain) Drongo
Taxonomy: Chaetorhynchus papuensis A. B. Meyer, 1874, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Considered the most primitive drongo, differing from Dicrurus in having twelve (not ten) rectrices. Recent molecular-genetic study, however, indicates that genus may belong in fantail family (Rhipiduridae). Clinal variation in size, W populations (mean male wing measurement 122 mm) on average larger than those in SE (118 mm), with intermediate values in intervening regions. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mountains of New Guinea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 6 October 2012 28 weeks ago 3.5
An adult moving swiftly through the canopy as a flock streams by.
Locality Varirata National Park, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Christian Boix Hinzen 16 September 2009 3 years ago 1.5
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