Crested drongo

Dicrurus forficatus

The crested drongo is a species of bird in the Dicruridae family.
Madagascar Crested Drongo, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar A common bird in Madagascar, easy to recognize by its crest and forked tail. It is locally sometimes called the "King of Birds", referring to its aggressive behavior where it mobs large birds and even mammals. Birders may know it as a source of frequent disappointment. This bird has an incredible array of vocalizations, some of which sound exactly like other birds. So often a tedious and long effort may result in...."oh, it's only a **** drongo".

Mess with the crest, suffer like the rest.
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Appearance

The adult male and female are almost entirely black, with a blue-green sheen. The distinctive crest consists of elongated feathers on the forehead. The forked tail is also distinctive of the adult birds.
Madagascar Crested Drongo (Dicrurus forficatus) - closeup, near Ankarana Definitely a bird with an attitude, they are far from shy, can mimic other bird calls, and actively attack small birds of prey. Africa,Ankarana,Crested drongo,Dicrurus forficatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Spring,World

Distribution

The nominated race is endemic to Madagascar, and found throughout the island, and some of the larger inshore islands including Nosy-Bé. The ''Dicrurus forficatus potior'' subspecies on only found on the Comoro Islands.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and dry savanna, typically below 1,000 meters.
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Habitat

The nominated race is endemic to Madagascar, and found throughout the island, and some of the larger inshore islands including Nosy-Bé. The ''Dicrurus forficatus potior'' subspecies on only found on the Comoro Islands.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and dry savanna, typically below 1,000 meters.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyDicruridae
GenusDicrurus
SpeciesD. forficatus
Photographed in
Madagascar