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black drongo

(Dicrurus macrocercus)


this bird is completely black with a whit spot on its face. The juvernile of the black drongo has a Whitish belly resembiling the


The Black Drongo is found predominantly in open country and usually perches and hunts close to the ground. They are mostly aerial predators of insects but also glean from the ground or off vegetation. They are found as summer visitors to northeastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan but are residents from the Indus Valley until Bangladesh and into India and Sri Lanka. In India they are almost found any where in the mainland.In the north east of India they are not that common. it is now an 'URBAN BIRD'


This family of birds are the boldest birds I have ever seen. In the city I live in ( Chennai ) in tamilnadu they chase Black kites,crows,orioles,bee eaters and the rare black baza !

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Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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