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Hair-crested Drongo

Hair-crested Drongo

Scientific name: Dicrurus hottentottus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Dicruridae

Also called: Spangled Drongo

The drongos are mostly black or dark grey in color, sometimes with metallic tints. They have long forked tails, and some Asian species have elaborate tail decorations. They have short legs and sit very upright whilst perched, like a shrike. They flycatch or take prey from the ground.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/1000s f/4.0 at 115mm ISO 800 full exif

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Doug J17-Jul-2009 10:54
Thanks for the ID!
map 17-Jul-2009 08:50
Hair crested drongo