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Which Drongo? Iran, Hormozgan (1 Viewer)

Pedrambirder

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Iran
Hi all,
I got 1st pic on Jan 2022 In Bandar abbas and second one on Mar 2022 in Minab.
Both of them are Ashy Drongo or sth else?
 

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Grahame Walbridge

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Hi all,
I got 1st pic on Jan 2022 In Bandar abbas and second one on Mar 2022 in Minab.
Both of them are Ashy Drongo or sth else?
Both are 2cy Ashy Drongos ssp. longicaudatus, aged by the white scalloping to the vent, readily told from Black by combination of grey underparts, the absence of white rictal spot, longer, less splayed tail and bright red eyes.

Grahame
 

Pedrambirder

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Iran
Both are 2cy Ashy Drongos ssp. longicaudatus, aged by the white scalloping to the vent, readily told from Black by combination of grey underparts, the absence of white rictal spot, longer, less splayed tail and bright red eyes.

Grahame
Thank you Grahame
It is really good to know these keys to identify Black Drongo from Ashy, it was useful.
 

Grahame Walbridge

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A correction re ageing Pedrambirder, while white-scalloping to the vent is an ageing feature in other Drongo species e.g Black, Crow-billed and Greater Racket-tailed, I am reliably informed that this feature does not hold for Ashy so, your birds cannot be safely aged.

Grahame
 

Pedrambirder

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Iran
A correction re ageing Pedrambirder, while white-scalloping to the vent is an ageing feature in other Drongo species e.g Black, Crow-billed and Greater Racket-tailed, I am reliably informed that this feature does not hold for Ashy so, your birds cannot be safely aged.

Grahame
Thank you for sharing, Grahame
 

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