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It was a Spangled Drongo - yes that's its name! - dicrurus bracteatus

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By Bernieh


It was a Spangled Drongo - yes that's its name! - dicrurus bracteatus

The Spangled Drongo has glossy black plumage, with iridescent blue-green spots (spangles), a long forked tail and blood red eyes. It's a noisy fellow and can be an amazing mimic. The term 'drongo' in Australian slang actually means 'idiot' - not sure why this fellow earned that title!



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beautiful bird

2 Feb, 2009

 

Dont know about "idiot"....sounds like a pretty smart bird to me !

2 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks for the information under the photo.
Makes the picture so much more interesting :o)

4 Feb, 2009

 

what a shame ..poor Bird....never mind..great photo Bernieh

7 Feb, 2009

 

Love the name! I think Drongo will be the name of my next D&D character!

11 Feb, 2009



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