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These are aggressive and fearless birds, given their small size, and will attack much larger species, including birds of prey if their nest or young are threatened. Two to four eggs are laid in a cup nest in a fork high in a tree. The male is mainly glossy black, although the wings are duller. It is large-headed and has the forked tail which gives the species its name. The female is similar but less glossy. The bill is black and heavy, and the eye is red.
Near Etosha National Park
The first two photos were taken in the afternoon and the others in the evening when it started to rain. The bird began singing away in the rain.