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Asian Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris lugubris   - Adult
Asian Drongo Cuckoo
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary, Jasdan, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Date : 17 July 2015
English synonyms:Asian Drongo-cuckoo, Drongo Cuckoo, Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo (lugubris), Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo (dicruroides), Square-tailed Drongo-cuckoo (lugubris), Fork-tailed Drongo-cuckoo (dicruroides)
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World cuckoos, koels & malkohas
Bird Group :CUCULIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It was rainy day. Asian Drongo Cuckoo making call from morning. We can heard distant answering call from another Asian Drongo Cuckoo. After we left that place they did mating there. We are not fortunate enough to see but on that day Mr. Ashok Mashru saw their mating. We heard their call throughout the day. You can see video on following link. “https://youtu.be/-GmgqxJjkdI “ - PM
Taxonomic Notes :The form velutinus is now treated as a separate species Philippine Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus.

The form musschenbroeki is now treated as a separate species Moluccan Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus musschenbroeki.

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