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Dicrurus bracteatus

Drongo sitting in dead tree

(Spangled Drongo)




Dicrurus bracteatus

Common name

Spangled Drongo

Main colour(s)

Black with dark blue

Distinctive feature

Tail obviously forked and flaring, bristles at base of bill, size 28-32 cm


Cairns, Townsville


This bird, is an annual migrant, and it can be recognized by its swift erratic flight and black-colouring with a hint of blue. Male is larger than female 30-32 cm long versus 28-30 cm long. The glossy black tail is forked and flares at the tip. Legs and feet black, eyes red, bill black.