20 May 2015

Black Drongo [ആനറാഞ്ചി]


Belongs to Drongo family, commonly found in open agricultural areas and light forest throughout its range, feeds on insects. The Drongo species is known for its aggressive behavior towards much larger birds, such as crows. Never hesitating to attack any birds of prey that invades its territory. Attacking technique is dive-bombing(attack by flying quickly down) on any birds of prey. It also uses this technique to protect its territory. This birds usual behavior is it halt on branch or something then quickly fly down and comeback to same place. It repeated this 2 or 4 times. Sometime this bird mimics the call of some other birds. Botanical name is- Dicrurus adsimilis macrocercus'. Some other Drongo, category are migratory.

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