FEEDING TIME FOR FORKTAILED DRONGO

Forktailed Drongos (Dicrurus adsimilis) are monogamous in their breeding habits and usually lay three eggs between August and January. Only a few days ago we found an egg beneath the Natal Fig that must have fallen from the nest of a Forktailed Drongo.  I searched high for signs of the nest this morning – not low because Forktailed Drongos usually build a cup nest in a fork high in a tree – and chanced upon a hungry chick perched on a branch waiting to be fed!

Note the open beak with the wide yellow gape. It spells ‘hungry’ in anyone’s language!

 

Help might be at hand.

 

Fed in a flash and ready for more!

 

 

Parent and child.

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4 thoughts on “FEEDING TIME FOR FORKTAILED DRONGO

  1. I thought I left a comment. Or did I post it somewhere else by mistake?
    The Forktailed Drongo seems to have a shorter tail compared to the Black Drongo ( Dicrurus macrocercus) we see in our part of the world.

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