Species Details

@Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);

Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Surniculus lugubris
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Asian Drongo Cuckoo
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Asian Drongo-Cuckoo is a black bird with a barred vent (adult bird length approximately 25 cm, wing 14 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 14 cm). It closely resembles a Bronzed Drongo. Its vent and long forked tail are less glossy than the rest of the body. It feeds mainly on caterpillars and soft insects. It also takes fruits and nectar. It breeds in May-September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Andrew Spencer(www.xeno-canto.org/Andrew Spencer), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.