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Spangled Drongo

Dicrurus bracteatus

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Spangled Drongo
Dicrurus bracteatus Spangled Drongo

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EdGarcellano 7 years ago

The most remarkable characteristic of its appearance is its tail, which is described by Morcombe as "long, outcurved and forked"[2] and on first examination looks like its feathers are crossed over - like crossing your fingers.
Its basically black plumage is iridescent with blue and purple highlights. When it - seasonally - visits urban areas it is easily tamed by throwing small pieces of raw meat into the air, when it will accurately swoop and catch them mid-air.
The Spangled Drongo is an amazing mimic taking most of her vocabulary from the sounds she hears and weaving them into her own virtuoso aria.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago


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4814, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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