516 Black Drongo



The Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is about 28 cm long bird informally known as King Crow. It is glossy black overall with dark brown iris. It has a long deeply forked tail with a small white spot at the end. It is widely found in the open country in the Indian Subcontinent. Black Drongos make a cup-shaped nest in the fork of an outer tree-branch and the female lays 3-4 pale cream eggs. They zealously guard their nesting territory and become very aggressive if predator birds try to enter their territory. They are so fearless that they attack even much larger birds to drive them away.