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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ORIENTAL (Indian) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 3:50
Viewed: 3382
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot for a change from my Camera (Since I ranout of battery) used Goutham's camera. I totally forgot that there are some shots also in my camera. I downloaded the same yday and this was the one.

Black Drongo

The Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus, is a small Asian bird. The drongos are passerines restricted to the Old World tropics. They were previously classed as the family Dicruridae, but that has been much enlarged to include a number of largely Australasian groups, such as the Australasian fantails and the monarchs and paradise flycatchers.

The Black Drongo is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia.

This species is usually found in open forests and similar lightly wooded habitats, including farmland and habitation. Three or four eggs are laid in a light cup nest placed in a fork often on the bare outer branches of trees.

These are aggressive and fearless birds, 28 cm in length, and will attack much larger species if their nest or young are threatened. There are also some cases of Drongos preying on small birds. They have also been on occasion seen feeding on dead fish.

The adult Black Drongo is mainly glossy blue-black, although the wings are duller. The tail is long and deeply forked, and there is a white spot in front of the eye. Young birds are dull dark brown.

The Black Drongo has short legs and sits very upright whilst perched prominently, like a shrike. It eats insects and other small animals.

Source : Internet

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Hey Narayanan,
The name really suits the shot and it is a really imposing look from the Drongo.
Well done

Hi Narayanan
Well presented bird (new to me) with nice details and colours.

Very good shot of the Drongo, Ganesan.
I am sure you are getting a better control over your own camera. Keep spare batteries.
With exhaustive notes appended to your pictures, you are doing very well on TN.
All the best.

Hello Narayanan,
It´s a very fine photo of this bird! Great sharpness and DOF. I also like the compositon.

Regards, Peter

  • Great 
  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-13 10:36]

hi narayanan; nice shot of this bird good composition and eye contact with good sharpness and POV TFS

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-13 21:58]

Hello Narayanan

A very well captured drongo.The details are sharp and the colours very natural looking.I really like the clarity of the tail feathers.Good eye contact with catch light.TFS



Nicely perched. Nice composition with adequate space in the direction the Drongo is looking.

Murali Santhanam

Hello Narayanan, :)

A very nice capture of this bird, one that I have never seen! Nice POV, and Great sharpness, very well composed! Thank you for sharing!


Preciosa composición de este ave totalmente desconocida para mí. Muy bonitos los detalles de las ramas inferiores. Un bello conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hi Narayan,
I know the drongo from ornithological books. It is Wonderful capture. Background is concordant with object and its colour.
Well done

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