Racket tailed drongo (English) [ IPA: ˈrækət ˈteɪld ˈdrɑŋgoʊ ASM: ৰেকেট টেইলড ড্ৰংগো]
Contributed by: মৰ্ণিংকে ফাংচ` (Morningkeey Phangcho) on 2008-10-30
1. Bird(Common Noun) The Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus paradiseus, is a medium-sized Asian bird. The drongos are passerines restricted to the Old World tropics. They were previously classed as the family Dicruridae, but that has been much enlarged to include a number of largely Australasian groups, such as the Australasian fantails, monarchs and paradise flycatchers. The Greater Racket-tailed Drongo is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Kashmir, India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. This species is usually found in broadleaved forest. Three or four eggs are laid in a cup nest in a tree. These are aggressive and fearless birds, 32 cm in length, and will attack much larger species if their nest or young are threatened. This courageous drongo usually leads the mixed feeding flocks typical of Asian jungle habitats.