Common Name: Black Drongo
Scientific Name: Dicrurus macrocercus
Nepali Name: Kalo Chibe ( कालो चिबे )
Size: 28 cm
Location: Chitwan, Nepal
Black Drongo has a glossy blue-black plumage, dark brown iris, wide fork to the tail. The adults have a white rictal (The corner of the mouth or the fleshy area where the upper and lower mandibles of a bird meet.) spot. Sexes are alike.
Black Drongo is a common bird found around cultivations, open country, and is generally seen hunting close to the ground. During summer they can be found up to 2000m but are generally seen from 75 m to 1525m elevation. These birds are aggressive and fearless. They can be seen perched on wires, big bushes, perches, and swoop down to feed on insects like beetles, moths, grasshoppers, dragonflies, bees, wasps, etc.
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