Wild Birds

Bronzed Drongos

The Bronzed Drongos

The Bronzed Drongos, Dicrurus aeneus is a small Asian bird. The drongos are passerines restricted to the Old World (Europa, Asia, and Africa) tropics.

They were previously classed as the family Dicruridae, but that has been much enlarged to include several largely Australasian groups, such as the Australasian fantails, monarchs, and paradise flycatchers.

Distribution / Range

The Bronzed Drongos is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India east to southern China and Indonesia.

This species is usually found in moist broadleaved forests.

Nesting / Breeding

Three or four eggs are laid in a cup nest in a tree.

These are aggressive and fearless birds, 24 cm in length, and will attack much larger species if their nest or young are threatened.

Distribution / Range

The adult Bronzed Drongo has spangled metallic green-blue plumage, and the tail is long and shallowly forked.

The young bird is duller and brownish with less spangling.

The Bronzed Drongo has short legs and sits very upright while perched prominently, like a shrike.

Diet / Feeding

It is insectivorous.

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