Kenya Birds

Common Drongo


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Common Drongo

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Dicrurus adsimilis

Other Pics: Drongo nestlings

Other Names

  English Fork-tailed Drongo, Drongo   French Drongo brillant, Drongo à queue fourchue   German Trauerdrongo   Spanish Drongo Negro Africano   Swedish Afrikansk klykstjärtsdrongo   Dutch Glansrug drongo, Vorkstaartdrongo   Italian Drongo comune

World: Africa from Gambia and Senegal eastwards through Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Sudan to East Africa (from Sudan to Ethiopia and Somalia). Range then extends south to South Africa

Kenya: Occurs widely across the whole country

One of the really common Kenyan birds. It occurs throughout the country and is fairly easily distinguished from other black birds by its red eye. It is also very easy to see, as its habit of hawking insects from open perches means that it is conspicuous. Although normally a diurnal bird, we have seen a Drongos taking advantage of the artificial lighting at some lodges to take moths late into the evening

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