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Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus


Slender, black coloured bird with one white dot at the gape. Forked tail.


My rooftop terrace. I put out water and food for birds and civet cats...In eight years I only ever seen the Drongo come down to drink water ONCE. Today, I did again.


It has a harsh sound but can whistle sweetly...I suppose that is its romantic call!

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SukanyaDatta 10 months ago

Thanks, Brian. I have been admiring your butterfly spottings...wonderful explosion of colour and shapes! I wish I could go out butterfly hunting too...any hunting for that matter. Apart from office I hardly go out these I only get to see my regular birds...however, this one gave me a pleasant surprise by coming down to drink water.
Warblers are difficult to ID (at least for me)...but I hope you can photograph it soon...I am sure it is around.Good luck.

Brian38 10 months ago

Great observations as usual, Sukanya. What a reminder that nature is always changing, evolving and adapting around us. I saw a new warbler species in my backyard but was unable to photograph it but still it was exciting to see.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 23, 2020
Submitted on Nov 23, 2020

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