Black Drongo (Dicrurus Adsimilis)
Check out this slim, agile, glossy
black bird with a long, deeply forked tail in the shepherd country.
often you will find it enjoying the ride of a buffalo, sheep or a cow.
It sits on the back of these living vehicles and keeps a strict vigil
on the insects disturbed by the movement of the cattle through the
¤ Favorite Diet
Grasshoppers and other insects living in grass are its favourite. The
moment disturbed insects come out, they are pounced upon and carried
off, held under feet...torn and eaten. It is very beneficial to
agriculture as it destroys a large variety of insects harmful to the
crops. Its rather interesting that when the other species run
away from the jungle fires, a large number of Drongos are attracted
towards it because of easy availability of food.
Apart from the insects, drongos love to eat small small birds and
sometimes taste flower nectar. The bird is found all over the Indian
subcontinent, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Both the
parents share domestic duties and fiercely protect their nests.
Normally three to five whitish eggs with brownish red spots are laid.