Rakoto and the Drongo bird. by Robin McKown

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Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. in New York .

Written in English

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StatementIllustrated by Robert Quackenbush.
ContributionsQuackenbush, Robert M., illus.
LC ClassificationsPZ10.3.M1976 Rak
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p.
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5987693M
LC Control Number66017866

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The Drongo is celebrated as a good spirit and is credited for saving the village. The Black Drongo has black plumage; forked tail. See also Southern Black Flycatcher for a similar named species.

Similar to: Bronzed Drongo. Bronzed Drongo slightly smaller than Black Drongo and also has more of a gloss. Similar to: Hair-crested Drongo. Black Drongo has.

Spangled Drongos normally have only one clutch per season. Both adults participate in building the nest, which is a simple, shallow cup of twigs, vine tendrils and grasses, held together with spider web.

It is placed in a horizontal fork of tree, normally toward outer edges and up to 10 m – 20 m above the ground. Both sexes incubate the eggs. The Spangled Drongo has glossy black plumage, with iridescent blue-green spots (spangles), a long forked tail and blood red eyes.

Sexes are similar, but the female is slightly smaller. Occasional white spotting can be seen on the upper wings of both sexes. Young birds are more sooty black without the spangles and the eye is brown.

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The Spangled Drongo - Dicrurus bracteatus - is a glossy black bird with reflective chest spangles distinguished by a forked black tail with upturned outer tip reminiscent of a fish-tail. Length is 30 to 32 centimetres including 14 centimetre tail. Heavy black beak with basal bristles and red eye are additional identification features.

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A rare visiting Black Drongo taken at Punggol Barat by Danny Lau. Notable visitors passing through were a Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea back at the Bulim Canal on 3rd (James Tann) and a rare visiting Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus at Punggol Barat on 4th (Danny Lau, Tan Kok Hui et al).

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