Ashy drongo
Length:25.5 – 29 cm.
Weight:32 – 55 g.

Ashy drongo

(Dicrurus leucophaeus)

The ashy drongo is a species of bird commonly found in South and South East Asia. The name ashy comes from the greyish‐ashy color of its feathers. The drongo is an extreme agile and highly mobile bird, which can perform quick twists and turns during the flight. It can mimic other bird calls and also imitates the movement of other bird species, then subsequently tries to steal their food. Drongos are quite easy to identify, as they all have two elongated tail feathers, making it easy to distinguish them from other species.

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The word Drongo is used in Australian English as a mild insult meaning idiot or stupid fellow.