Sunday, April 6, 2008

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

This bird has a long and shallowly forked tail, with the shafts of the two outermost feathers greatly extended and ending in the rackets which give this species its name.You can notice the long tail of the bird, in addition to the tail, the bird is also got a dark crest. Like all other Drongo's this bird too is aggressive by nature, and when I spotted it for this photograph, it had just chased away a Jungle babbler.
As you can see, the background is quite overexposed; this because I had to slowdown the shutter speed to get the details of this dark bird from an overly bright sky.
f/4.5 , 1/40 sec ISO-80

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