Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52275

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Dicruridae
Genus:Dicrurus
Genus species:Dicrurus adsimilis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:25 cm
Identification:The fork-tailed drongo is a glossy blue-black color and has a fish-like forked tail and brick red eyes.
Habitat:Open bush country
Diet:Carnivore: insects
Reproduction:Little is known about the breeding behavior of fork-tailed drongos. They lay anywhere from two to five eggs, and both sexes participate in rearing the young.
Fork-tailed drongos travel and forage in pairs.
Behavior:These birds will often hang around grass fires or grazing animals, hunting for insects.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Mobs of fork-tailed drongos will attack larger predators to drive them away.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1981-10 Subjects:perching birds
Fork-tailed drongo
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52275