Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Black Drongo
Black Drongo on goat
The Black Drongo is one of the smaller of several drongo species. Adults have glossy black plumage with a long, forked tail and a white speck at the base of the beak; juveniles have a white-speckled front. The bird is native to South and Southeast Asia. They are agile in flight but have short legs so often hunt insects from perches, including animals. Thanks to Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy for the above photos.