Black Drongo

Scientific Name: Dicrurus macrocercus
Common Name: Black Drongo, King Crow
Other Name: Common King Crow, Kuruvattu Vali, Kotwal

Identifying Features: fork-tailed, black body, aggressive bird

Fun Facts:

  • They are so aggressive that they can attempt to steal insect from the birds larger than their own size.
  • Black Drongos build their nests in the fork of a tree.


This image was clicked by Senthil Kumar Damodaran – via Flickr.

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