Saturday, 16 January 2010

Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo

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Having featured the Ashy Drongo earlier, this time I have a few images of the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) to share. They are distinctive in having elongated outer tail feathers with webbing restricted to the tips.

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These are one of the larger Drongo species and usually have a prominent crest (which is missing in the bird featured here). The racket is tear-drop shaped and on one side of the shaft only.

These drongo’s are notorious for their mimicry skills and very vocal birds.

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