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Size: 22-24 cm (8Â½-9Â½ in)
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Slimmer then other drongos.
Found on the Indian Subcontinent east to Bangladesh, Burma, southern China (Tibet, Yunnan, Guangxi, Hainan) south to Indochina, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. Also on Taiwan.
There are 3 subspecies:
Sub-montane rain forest and forest edges and broad-leaved woodland.
Often seen flying in large group across the canopy.
Feeds mainly on insects, reported to feed on flower nectar.
Breeding season mainly April to May. The nest is a shallow irregular cup made of plant material. It's suspended like a hammock 2 - 6m above the ground in a tree.Lays generally 3 eggs.
Loud liquid bell-like notes, once heard never forgoten. Also has harsh calls, typical of the family.
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Recording © by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest, Alt. 5500 ft., Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 11 October 2018.
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