Fork-Tailed Drongo Video

Fork-Tailed Drongo Video

ForkTailed Drongo on Birding Planet

The Story:

The Fork-Tailed Drongos are quite common throughout Africa, and I see them often. They also go by the name of African Drongo, Common Drongo or Savanna Drongo.

The birds are completely black with the male being a bit more glossy/shiny. It has red eyes and a big head, as indicated in the video below, and, of course, it has a forked tail from which it get its name

They are a small, but incredibly aggressive species, and will often attack bigger birds.

Vital Stats:

Fork-Tailed Drongo Size:

He is usually about 25cm long.

Fork-tailed Drongos Diet:

They eat insects which they either catch in flight or pick up from the ground.
I took a quick video of a Drongo eating a moth here.

Scientific Name:

Dicrurus adsimilis

Fork-Tailed Drongo Distribution Map

(Where it is found)

Fork Tailed Drongo Distribution map
Fork Tailed Drongo Distribution map from



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Conservation Status:

Least Concern

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Rory Wilson

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