27 March 2011

Bronzed Drongo (Dicrunus aeneus)

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The Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is a small Indomalayan bird belonging to the drongo group. 
This drongo is somewhat smaller than the Black Drongo and has more metallic gloss with a spangled appearance on the head, neck and breast. The lores are velvety and the ear coverts are duller. The tail is slender and well forked with the outer tail feathers flaring outward slightly.
The Bronzed Drongo is found in the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats of India and the lower Himalayas from western Uttaranchal eastwards into Indochina int Hainan, the Malaysia Peninsula, Sumatra and northern Borneo. This species is usually found in moist broadleaved forest.[


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