Dicruridae


Easily recognized by their black plumage, and distinctly long, typically forked tail, the drongos constitute a very homogeneous Old World family of 26 species, the majority of which are to be found in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, India and Southeast Asia. Though traditionally grouped with orioles and crows, molecular-genetic studies have shown that these families are phylogenetically unrelated to drongos, whose closest relatives are the monarchs and fantails. Drongos are also characterized by their upright stance, and a stout, arched, black bill with a hooked tip and with well-developed rictal bristles at its base. They are mainly insectivorous, and like flycatchers, typically hunt by watching from a prominent perch, then darting out after insects, such as cicadas and dragonflies, and often chasing them in the air, before returning to their launch pad. Other foraging techniques include snatching insects from foliage, sometimes whilst hovering, and swooping onto tree trunks or, occasionally, even the ground. Drongos often associate with mammals to capture prey that are flushed by them. More frequently, however, they join and even attract other birds in mixed species flocks, sometimes by mimicking their calls. The feeding success of drongos has been shown to clearly increase when following other species. Yet it not a parasitic relationship as drongos provide “sentinel” services through their raucous alarm calls, warning other species of the approach of a predator. Drongos, themselves, appear fearless, often boldly and aggressively attacking predators much larger than themselves, especially when defending their nests, which are shallow bowls suspended in a forked branch. Of the 26 species worldwide, six occur in Java, and two four of these occur in Baluran .

Flight:

Agile and maneouvrable, capable of aerial acrobatics while foraging; in normal flight, shallow, rather slow wingbeats. Shallow undulating.

4 thoughts on “Dicruridae

  1. waduh ieu pisan manuk sim kuring teh..srigunting. mani bingah nigalina kang sim kuring kagungan hiji nu hideung meles suantena mani sagala rupa malih mah aya sora ucing keur gelut sagala..

    Hatur nuhun
    **WUADUH….! ROAMING KANG…! PAKE BAHASA MADURA AJA… HEHEHEHE…

  2. hihihihi sorry di kira sunda hahahahaa.. kang ane punya nih burung 1 dirumaha baru ngambil dikasih om gw, cumana gw sendiri belum terlalu ngerti nih soal Srigunting, gw asal bawa aja, gw mau tanya nih barung bagus gak ya, terus suaranya gimana? dia punya nilai jual ga ya?

    Terimakasih
    Ridho
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  3. ooohhhh begitu ya????jadi burung jenis srigunting gampang steres???saya juga punya burung srigunting cuma piara nya dari kecil,tapi sedikit galak..oya mas saya mau tanya kalaw piara burung srigunting yang baek dan benar gimana cara nya ya?????saya udah piara selama 3 bulan,biasa nya ngoceh terus tapi setelah beberapa minggu ini gak mau bunyi2 lagi,biasa nya rajin,tolong saran nya,and gimana cara biyar rajin bersuara lagi?????mohon pencerahan nya. thankz

  4. kalau mau rajin bunyi sri gunting nya rajin di kasih jangkrik full min 30 ekor/harinya
    cz saya punya satu sri gunting gacor.gantung di t4 orang rame

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