Black Drongo

Kotwal or Bhujang

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is a thin and agile glossy black bird with a long and deeply forked tail. It is about 30 cm in size. The bird is a very common breeding resident of Haryana, found in open areas, wetlands and near cultivated lands.

Diet consists of insects, flower nectar and also occasionally small birds. Nesting season is from April to August. Its nest is a flimsy bottomed cup of fine twigs and fibres cemented with cobweb.

Black Drongo can be seen in the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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