Dicruridae

plural noun
Di·​cru·​ri·​dae | \ dīˈkru̇rəˌdē \

Definition of Dicruridae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Dicruridae

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 18 Feb. 2020.

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