Species Details

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Bronzed Drongo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicrurus aeneus
Family : Dicruridae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Little Bronzed Drongo
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Bronzed Drongo is a small,black bird with a moderately long shallowly forked tail.It has a glittering bronze-green hue to its back,wing-coverts,crown,nape,mantle and breast.They got deep brown irises along with black legs and feet.The juvenile is duller than the adult. It is smaller than the black drongo and has a shiny, spangled appearance on its head, neck, and breast. The lores are velvety and the ear coverts are less glossy. Its slender tail is well forked and the outer feathers flare out slightly. Juveniles have white-tipped axillaries and are generally duller and brownish in color with less spangling. The habitat of this species is typically restricted to moist broadleaved forests, and it is exclusively found in forested areas. These birds are often seen alone or in small groups of two to three. They actively search for insects under the forest canopy, using aerial sallies and returning to their preferred perches. They may also join mixed-species foraging flocks. Similar to other drongo species, they have the ability to mimic calls of other bird species. Their breeding season falls between February and July, during which they lay three to four pinkish to brownish eggs in a cup nest situated in a tree. The nest is covered in cobwebs and appears whitish. Rufous drongos are fearless and aggressive, measuring 24 cm in length, and will attack larger species if their nest or young are threatened.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.