Species Details

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White-bellied Drongo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicrurus caerulescens
Family : Dicruridae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Deciduous forest
Description : White-bellied Drongo is black without any glossy feathers on the upperside and greyish on the throat and breast,while the belly and vent are entirely white.Young black drongo's can have a lot of white on the underside but it is usually scaly in appearance.Males of them have a very slightly shorter tail on average than females. White-bellied drongos are known for their aggressive behavior towards other birds and animals, and will often harass larger birds such as crows and eagles to steal their food. They are also known to mimic the calls of other bird species, and have a wide range of vocalizations, including harsh calls and melodious whistles.
These birds are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, scrublands, and agricultural areas. They feed on insects, small vertebrates, and fruits, and are known to hunt by catching insects on the wing. The white-bellied drongo is not considered to be threatened, and is classified as a species of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Tejaswini Limaye(www.xeno-canto.org/Tejaswini Limaye), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.