Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ashy Drongo

It was a delightful morning today, we had a new winter visitor. An Ashy Drongo; (Dicrurus leucophaeus) a bird that migrates from the Himalayas to the subcontinent for winter, a distance of more than 2000 kilometers.
The bird looks very similar to a resident bird, the Black Drongo . On field, the Ashy can be easily distinguished from the Black by a white spot carried by the black drongo, located between the eye and the beak. Moreover, the Ashy drongo has crimson eyes, which can be quite striking.
A large number of drongos congregate in places where fire is set, to dried up grass. They catch insects, that try to escape from these fires. 

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