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Black Drongo

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Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus):

This dark bird is quite common in this part of the world, almost always seen alone and thinking! The complete jet black body and the long majestic will attract your eyes when spotting this. You can find it mostly near houses, fields and all over the place in our IIT. Also, some of them have already started collecting twigs for nesting this season! Although they are silent most of the time, look out for the harsh voice and fearsome look in its eyes. Yeah, you can go close enough to look into its eyes 😉

Distinctive Identifiers:

1. Completely black body

2. Black forked tail

3. Dull and completely black eyes (a feature distinct from other drongos here)

4. A metallic blueish shine on the coat on adults

5. A white spot below the eyes at the gape (base of beak) for those who have keen eyesight 🙂

So, when you have a look around for these identify with help of some pictures too.

Black Drongo

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Black Drongo

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Black Drongo

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About Avinash Hindupur

Dreamer, Creator, Speaker, Mentor. @iitguwahati alum, Creator of @deephunt_in. | Interested in all things data and machine learning.


7 thoughts on “Black Drongo

  1. I love these photos. The bird is so handsome and what it’s resting on is so interesting. Awesome job.

    Posted by Cassie | February 19, 2012, 8:58 AM


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