plural noun

: a family of Old World passerine birds that are usually black with rather large hooked bills, short metatarsi and small toes, long wings, and a tail with 10 rectrices and usually a deep fork see drongo

Word History


New Latin, from Dicrurus, type genus (from Greek dikroos, dikrous, dikros + New Latin -urus) + -idae

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“Dicruridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dicruridae. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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