Common Name: Ashy Drongo
Scientific Name: Dicrurus leucophaeus
ID : The adult ashy drongo is mainly dark grey, and the tail is long and deeply forked, There are a number of subspecies varying in the shade of the grey plumage. Some subspecies have white markings on the head. Young birds are dull brownish grey. Drongos are quite easy to identify, as they all have two elongated tail feathers, making it easy to distinguish them from other species.
Description: The ashy drongo is a species of bird commonly found in South and South East Asia. The name ashy comes from the greyish‐ashy colour of its feathers. The drongo is an extreme agile and highly mobile bird, which can perform quick twists and turns during the flight. The drongo is an insectivorous bird; they are often seen catching insects in mid‐air. It also likes to eat small reptiles, birds and even bats.
Drongos build their nest high up in trees, usually on a horizontal fork. Female lays two to five eggs. Both male and female drongo take care of the offspring and protect the nest. Incubation time is two weeks.