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Kidadl Team

AUGUST 27, 2021

17 Amaze-wing Facts About The Bronzed Drongo For Kids

To explore more about this bird, read these bronzed drongo facts.

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is from the family Dicruridae, the genus Dicrurus, and thus, belongs to the group of drongo birds. The distribution of the population of this drongo species is in the range that includes the Eastern and Western Ghats of India and in the lower range of Himachal. The range includes the western part of Uttaranchal, Hainan, Indochina, Malay peninsula, northern Borneo, and Sumatra. It is considered to be a resident bird to India and a resident breeder in South Asia. The habitat of this bird species is forested regions.

The diet of the bronzed drongos is known to be insectivorous and the food consists of wasps, moths, bees, cicadas, butterflies, and termites. The other drongo species in the same region are known to be quite similar-looking to the bronze drongo. These birds are generally known to be solitary but are also known to be spotted in groups of two or three individuals. These birds can be commonly spotted in Thailand, as well.

It is very interesting to explore this bird species and if you like, read about the rook and western kingbird, too.

Bronzed Drongo Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a bronzed drongo?

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is a type of bird. This bird species is known for its metallic gloss and has speckles on its neck, breast, and head feathers, and also is velvety lores. This bird species has a slender and forked tail and has short legs. The juveniles are known to have white-tipped axillaries. The young ones and adults differ as the young ones are known to be paler and brown in color and have lesser speckles.

What class of animal does a bronzed drongo belong to?

This drongo bird is classified under the class of Aves of birds.

How many bronzed drongo are there in the world?

There is no estimation of the global population for these drongo birds available. These birds are found in forests that are moist broadleaved and seeks canopy for shade.

Where does a bronzed drongo live?

These birds are found in India and some neighboring regions and the bronzed drongo population distribution is in the range that consists of Eastern and Western Ghats of India and also in the lower parts of Himachal that includes the western part of Uttaranchal, Hainan, Indochina, Malay peninsula, northern Borneo, and Sumatra. It is unknown if the bronzed drongo is endemic to a certain place or not, but it is known to be a resident bird to India and a resident breeder in South Asia. The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is not considered to be a migratory species.

What is a bronzed drongo's habitat?

These birds are known to be only found in forested regions. Generally, these birds are found in forests that are moist broadleaved.

Who does bronzed drongo live with?

These birds are commonly found alone or in groups of two or three individuals. It has been observed that these birds might join foraging flocks that are of mixed species.

How long does a bronzed drongo live?

The exact life expectancy of this bird, the bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus), is not known.

How do they reproduce?

The breeding season for these drongo birds is from February to July and the peak breeding season is considered to be between April and May and around three to four pinkish-brown eggs are laid in a nest that is cup-shaped and placed in a tree. The nest is known to look whitish in color and is covered with cobwebs.

What is their conservation status?

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) birds are placed under the Least Concern category of conservation status. They are not thought to be in any danger.

Bronzed Drongo Fun Facts

What does bronzed drongo look like?

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) has a gloss that is metallic and has a speckled appearance on the neck, breast, and head feathers. The ear coverts are known to be dull and it has velvety lores. The tail of this bird species is slim and is also known to be finely forked. The outer tail feathers are known to be flashing slightly outwards. It is known to sit upright when perched. The legs of this bird are short. The axillaries of the young ones are white-tipped and the young ones are known to be paler and brown with comparatively lesser speckling. The metallic gloss and the speckled body of the adult make it easy to spot this bird.

The color and forked tail of this bird, the bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus), are some of its identifying features.

How cute are they?

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) birds are considered cute because of their color and small size.

How do they communicate?

The communication of this bird species, the bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus), takes place through different kinds of calls and sounds. The calls of the bronzed drongo are known to be a nice jumble of whistles, buzzes, and shrill sounds. The calls are also explained as a series of metallic notes.

Many drongo species including the bronzed drongo are known to have the ability to imitate the sounds of other birds and this is what makes the bronzed drongo special.

How big is a bronzed drongo?

The length of this bird ranges from 8.6-9.4 in (22-24 cm).

How fast can a bronzed drongo fly?

The exact speed of flying of this bird, bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus), is not known. The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is known to make aerial thrusts from its perches in the shade of the canopy of forests when capturing flying insects.

How much does a bronzed drongo weigh?

The weight of this bird species is around 0.77-1.05 oz (22-30 g).

What are the male and female names of the species?

Males and females of the species bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) do not have any specific names.

What would you call a baby bronzed drongo?

A baby of this species does not have any particular name but a baby of a bird, in general, is referred to as a bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) chick or juvenile.

What do they eat?

These birds are primarily known to be insectivores and feed on termites, grasshoppers, cicadas, bees, wasps, moths, and butterflies.

Are they dangerous?

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is not considered dangerous.

Would they make a good pet?

Not a lot is known about the bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) as pets.

Did you know...

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is known to be an Indomalayan bird belonging to the drongo group and is considered to be small.

The bronzed drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is known to be quite similar to other drongos in the region, especially the black drongo.

Three subspecies of the bronzed drongo of the family Dicruridae have been recognized. The names of the subspecies are Dicrurus aeneus kwangsienis, Dicrurus aeneus malayensis, and Dicrurus aeneus braunianus.

The subspecies, D. a. kwangsiensis is from China and is considered to be synonymous with aeneus.

The D. a. malayensis is found in Selangor, Borneo and Sumatra.

The D. a. braunianus population distribution is in the mountains of Taiwan.

The bronzed drongo is common in Thailand and can be spotted in some protected regions like the Khao Yai National Park.

Where did the term drongo come from? 

The word 'drongo' is known to be kept after an Australian racehorse that had the same name in the 1920s. It was popular as even after many races, it never won.

How many eggs do bronzed drongo lay? 

These birds are known to lay around three to four eggs in a cup-shaped nest and the nests are known to be placed in the tree.

 Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other birds from our fulvous whistling duck fun facts or rufous hummingbird interesting facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable four calling birds coloring pages.

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