drongo definition

  • noun:
    • Any bird of family Dicruridae.
    • A fool, an idiot.
    • A passerine bird of the family Dicruridæ. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; -- called also drongo shrikes.
    • A name given by Le Vaillant, in the form drongeur, to a South African bird afterward known as the musical drongo, Dicrurus musicus; then extended to the numerous African, Asiatic, and East Indian fly-catching crow-like birds with long forked tails which compose the family Dicruridæ. They are also called drongo-shrikes. The Buchanga atra of India and the further East is an example.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] The general title of a Madagascan types typically generally Dicrurus or Edolius forficatus. In this feeling the quasi-Latin form Drongus is located.

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