French: Drongo des Andaman German: Andamanendrongo Spanish: Drongo de las Andamán
Port Blair, Andaman Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
D. a. dicruriformis
(A. O. Hume, 1873) – Great Coco I, Table I and N Andamans.
D. a. andamanensis
Beavan, 1867 – all main islands of S Andamans.
28–29 cm (nominate), c. 35 cm (dicruriformis). Distinctive glossy drongo with deeply forked long tail, large black bill with sharply hooked upper mandible, at... read more
Song a uniform series of repeated strophes of loud, jangling, syncopated groups of notes, first... read more
Evergreen and broadleaf tropical moist lowland forests and edges; open forest and scrub-jungle. In... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly winged insects, including ants (Formicidae). Prey caught mostly by aerial hawking. Frequently perches head upwards on vertical trunk... read more
Nests found from early Apr to mid-May. Nest a shallow cup or cradle composed of fine dry twigs firmly woven together, scantily lined with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Andaman Islands EBA. Common. Although this species' habitat is relatively intact and it... read more
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