Creature Feature XII: Fork-tailed Drongos

Here is my new piece for Creature Feature on the clever kleptoparasitism of fork-tailed drongos, featuring photos by Alex Thompson. This is based on research by Tom Flower, including this recent paper in Science titled Deception by Flexible Alarm Mimicry in an African BirdThis research was covered quite extensively in the press.

Black Drongo in Kutch
Black Drongo in Kutch

One thought on “Creature Feature XII: Fork-tailed Drongos

  1. i love the common name of these birds. we have a spangled drongo in northern australia. the word drongo is used derogatively in australia to describe a person you don’t like, so i giggle every time i hear about feathered drongos

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