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Drongo, Fork-tailed

Roberts No: 541

Usually on conspicuous perch, with deeply forked tail and red eye. Calls harshly. Juveniles have buffy tips to body feathers. Noisy and quarrelsome. Chases larger raptors.

Family Name:
Dicrurus adsimilis
Common Name:
Drongo, Fork-tailed
Size:
23 to 26 cm
Status:
Resident
Food:
mainly insects including bees, beetles, grasshoppers, winged termites, ants; also small birds and fish; also nectar.