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Birds

White-bellied
Drongo

Least Concern

Unknown

White-bellied Drongo

Dicrurus caerulescens

The White-bellied Drongo is a species of drongo found only on the Indian Subcontinent in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Like other members of the family they are insectivorous and is mainly black in colour but with a white belly and vent. Young birds are however all black and can be confused with the Black Drongo although smaller and more compact in appearance and the subspecies found in Sri Lanka has white restricted to the vent.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    સફેદ પેટનો કોસીટ
  • Hindi:
    पहाड़ी कोतवाल
  • Kannada:
    ಬಿಳಿಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕಾಜಾಣ
  • Malayalam:
    കാക്കരാജൻ
  • Marathi:
    पांढरपोट्या कोतवाल
  • Nepali:
    ध्वाँसे चिबे
  • Sanskrit:
    सितोदर अङ्गारक
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
DICRURIDAE
Dicrurus caerulescens

White-bellied Drongo

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