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Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus hottentottus   - Adult
Hair-crested Drongo
Photographer : © Vivek Tiwari
Location :Along the Bhimtal-Almora Road, Uttarakhand, India
Date : 7 August 2009
English synonyms:Spangled Drongo, Bornean Blue Drongo (borneensis), Bornean Spangled Drongo (borneensis), Javan Drongo (jentincki, faberi, termeuleni), Javan Spangled Drongo (jentincki, faberi, termeuleni), Sumatran Drongo (sumatranus), Sumatran Spangled Drongo (sumatranus), Mentawai Drongo (viridinitens), Mentawai Spangled Drongo (viridinitens), Sulu Drongo (suluensis), Sulu Spangled Drongo (suluensis), White-eyed Drongo (leucops, banggaiensis), White-eyed Spangled Drongo (leucops, banggaiensis), Sula Drongo (pectoralis), Sula Spangled Drongo (pectoralis), Obi Drongo (guillemardi), Obi Spangled Drongo (guillemardi), Cuyo Drongo (cuyensis), Cuyo Spangled Drongo (cuyensis), Palawan Drongo (palawanensis), Palawan Spangled Drongo (palawanensis), Short-tailed Drongo (striatus, samarensis)
Bird Family :Dicrurini - Drongos
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It's not always easy in the field to see or photograph the wire-like plumes on the Spangled (Hair-crested) Drongo.

I came across three of these drongos foraging around a roadside trash-pile in a small moutain gully. They were eye-level and with just the right background, the plumes were visible. - VT