Fork-tailed Drongo

A Common resident of the Kruger National Park, the Forked-tail Drongo (Afrikaans name, Mikstertbyvanger)feeds mainly on bees and wasps but has been known to eat ticks, small birds and chicks.

The Drongo also steals food from other birds and mimics the alarm call of the Suricates to make them drop their prey.

A well-known bird that is characterised by a deeply-forked tip in its long tail. We saw them all through the Kruger National Park.

Despite their small size, they are aggressive and fearless, and will attack much larger species if their nests or young are threatened. Here we see the Drongo harassing a Wahlberg’s Eagle despite the size difference.

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