Black Drongos are not uncommon.
This fork-tailed bird is also called “Kotwal” locally.
Drongos are aggressive birds, mostly unafraid of larger birds of prey.
It was been written that Drongos are attracted to burning grasslands. And that they feed on the insects that are disturbed by the fire and smoke.
That rings true, since a few months back in Sinhagad, I spent a lot of time observing this Drongo that was literally glued to this branch right opposite a fire.
This dark gentleman is from Padle Gaon.
He was cooperative and allowed us to get close enough for full frame shots.
Drongos are tough to shoot in harsh sunlight.
Blame it on the all black body 🙂
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