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Alternative name: King Crow
27 - 31cm (10Â½-12Â¼ in). A common drongo of south and southeast Asia:
Sexes similar, females are slightly smaller. Juveniles are blackish-brown.
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There are 7 subspecies:
Forms a superspecies with Fork-tailed Drongo and is sometimes considered conspecific.
Open country and farmland with scattered trees. Also in villages, parks, gardens and towns.
Gregarious, gathering in small groups. Hawks for insects from open perches, including small trees and telephone wires. Forms communal roosts.
A solitary, highly territorial nester. Defends its nest against bigger birds like crows or raptors. The nest is a broad shallow cup, made of twigs, rootlets, fine grass stems and other vegetable matter. It's placed 4 - 7m above the ground in a tree. Lays 2 - 5 eggs.
Their diet consists of insects, including locusts, grasshoppers, beetles and crickets.
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