Jeremiah Loei‘s video clip of the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) was documented at Venus Loop in Singapore some years ago. This drongo is easily identified by its distinctive pair of long outer tail feathers ending in twisted pendants (left, image courtesy of Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS).
This drongo has a wide range of loud calls that include perfect imitations of many other birds. It has been suggested that these imitations may help in the formation of mixed-species foraging flocks, a feature seen in forest bird communities where many insect feeders forage together.
Earlier posts on this drongo’s vocalisation can be accessed HERE; HERE; HERE; and HERE.
24th January 2018
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.
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