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Bronzed Drongo, सानो  चिबे, Dicrurus aeneus



he bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is a small Indomalayan bird belonging to the drongo group. They are resident in the forests of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They capture insects flying in the shade of the forest canopy by making aerial sallies from their perches. They are very similar to the other drongos of the region but are somewhat smaller and compact with differences in the fork depth and the patterns of gloss on their feathers.

Distribution
The bronzed drongo is found in the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats of India and the lower Himalayas from western Uttaranchal eastwards into Indochina and Hainan, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and northern Borneo. This species is usually found in moist broadleaved forest.

Bronzed Drongo, सानो  चिबे, Dicrurus aeneus

Bronzed Drongo
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Description
The Bronzed 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. Immatures have their axillaries tipped in white. The young bird is duller and brownish with less spangling.

The nominate race is found in India and extending until the northern part of the Malay Peninsula. Specimens from southern India are however very similar in morphometrics to those from malayensis of Burma and the size variation may be clinal. The subspecies from China kwangsiensis is treated as synonymous with aeneus. Subspecies malayensis is found from Selangor south into, Sumatra and Borneo. Taiwan is home to braunianus in the mountains of the interior.

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A video I took on Doi Inthanon, Thailand in 2017

Behaviour and ecology
They are found singly or in a group of two to three. They actively forage for insects under the forest canopy by making aerial sallies, often returning to their favourite perches.[3] They sometimes join mixed-species foraging flocks.

The breeding season is February to July. Three or four pinkish to brownish eggs are laid in a cup nest in a tree. The eggs are darker on the broad end and often have cloudy spots. The nest is covered in cobwebs and often appears whitish. These are aggressive and fearless birds, 24 cm in length, and will attack much larger species if their nest or young are threatened.

Conservation status
Bronzed Drongo, सानो  चिबे, Dicrurus aeneus
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 2 April 2018
Location: Chitwan National Park


Bronzed Drongo, सानो  चिबे, Dicrurus aeneus
Bronzed Drongo - सानो चिबे - 2 April 2018 - Chitwan National Park

Bronzed Drongo, सानो  चिबे, Dicrurus aeneus
Bronzed Drongo - सानो चिबे - 2 April 2018 - Chitwan National Park

Bronzed Drongo, सानो  चिबे, Dicrurus aeneus
Bronzed Drongo - सानो चिबे - 2 April 2018 - Chitwan National Park



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