White-bellied Drongo

White-bellied Drongo

Hindi name: Pahadi kotwal

The white-bellied drongo is a resident breeder in India and Sri Lanka. This species of drongo found only on the Indian Subcontinent in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

How does the bird appear…

Upper parts are black but non-glossy. Throat and breast are grayish while abdomen and vent are totally white.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It prefers well-wooded deciduous tracts, bamboos, light forests, hill and plain. It avoids cultivation and treeless country as well as heavy evergreen forest.


It is insectivorous but being opportunistic, they are also known to take small birds. It also takes nectar from large flowers. It sometimes joins mixed-species foraging flocks.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding season is from February to July. Cup shaped nest is placed 20-30 feet high in fork of tree.



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