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Black Drongo (IMMATURE)

Hi,
Here is the image of Black Drongo (Immature), which I captured yesterday in Hessarghatta, Bangalore.

Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus  is also called the King Crow. It is a fairly common and residential breeder in India.Adult has glossy blue-black or green-black plumage,Tail is long and deeply forked, and curves out at the end of outer tail feathers. Head is black, with only very small white patch at bill’s commissures. Bill is black. Eyes are reddish. Legs and feet are dark grey.

Juvenile is browner, with white tips to flanks and belly feathers,  can be mistaken for the  White – bellied drongo. It has shorter tail than adults.

Black Drongo feeds mainly on insects such as ants and termites and crickets, beetles, bees,  and butterflies.They are quite territorial,fearless and aggressive.

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2 responses

  1. theguitarthing

    Awesome!!! Eyegasm

    September 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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