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Black Beauty-Black Drongo


Black Beauty-Black Drongo
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 20:43
Viewed: 1170
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is a small Asian passerine bird of the drongo family Dicruridae. It 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. It is a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm (11 in) in length. Feeding on insects, it is common in open agricultural areas and light forest throughout its range, perching conspicuously on a bare perch or along power or telephone lines. The species is known for its aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as crows, never hesitating to dive-bomb any birds of prey that invades its territory. This behaviour earns it the informal name of King Crow. Smaller birds often nest in the well-guarded vicinity of a nesting Black Drongo.

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Wonderful Black Drongo image with warm colours, Biswarup.
The focus on the eye is spot on.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Ram

Hello Biswarup
Amazing bird and nice photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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