New posts New media New media comments New profile posts New review items Latest activity. Black drongo bird has been introduced to some Pacific islands, where it has thrived and become abundant to the point of threatening and causing the extinction of native and endemic bird species there. Black vs Ashy Drongo, Dhaka, Bangladesh Bird Identification Q&A. I have looked at the Ashy Drongo on the Database and it appears to look more like the black drongo. What's new. The Ashy Drongo looks very similar to a Black Drongo in some angles, but the white rictal spot at the base of the gape easily sets apart an adult Black Drongo. … Black drongo was once considered a subspecies of the fork-tailed drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis), a close relative that diverged relatively recently. BirdForum - The net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds The Ashy Drongo has a bright red iris, and with experience, you can tell that the Ashy looks a little slimmer and longer. Previously Blak Drongo was considered as a subspecies of the African Fork-tailed Drongo; but it is now recognized as a full species. It inhabits open forest and well-wooded habitats and is more commonly found in forests of Southern India. Thanks if you can help. Frank W Swaine 25-Apr-2018 15:41: Can you ID small grey dove like bird black ring around throat. A slim, medium-sized drongo with bright red eyes and gray plumage that is almost black in the western parts of its range and quite pale in the eastern parts of its range; eastern birds also often have an oval-shaped pale facial patch. Geographically, the Fork-tailed Drongo is restricted to Africa, while the Black Drongo … So here is one I took yesterday. Thin black pointed beak. More, Ashy drongos gather in groups of up to 30 or so at termite During migration they fly in small flocks. The calls are a little more nasal and twangy than that of the Black Drongo. In today's Birds We See Around series, let me introduce another quite common bird found even in the piles of concrete, the common Indian Drongo or Black Drongo. Menu. Caught in the Cage of Civilization The striking… above ground. The Black Drongo is the small Asian passerine bird of the drongo family. It has a long slim tail with a deep fork. There are about 10 species of Drongos in India, of which, the Black and Ashy drongos are commonly seen. drongo family Dicruridae.