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Alternative name: Sharpe's Drongo (sharpei)
Length 19 cm; mass 18-41 g.
Adult: Glossy black; tail slightly forked; The bill is black with a hooked tip, the eyes deep red, and the legs and feet are black.
The distinctive call includes twanging and whistled notes; also mimics other calls.
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Differs from Shining Drongo in significantly smaller size.
Africa south of the Sahara.
Forest and thicket.
Solitary or in pairs; noisy and aggressive, mobs raptors. Hawks for insects from a perch in the mid-stratum; also feeds on nectar.
Breeding: Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a neat cup of fine plant material, lichen and spider web, built by both adults. Two to three eggs are laid September to January.
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