Glossy-backed Drongo Dicrurus divaricatus

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A large drongo with a red eye and a strongly forked tail. Found in a wide variety of open habitats including savanna, woodland, agricultural areas, and scrub. Usually sits up prominently on open perches. Often in pairs. Probably inseparable from Fork-tailed Drongo in the small area of overlap, but usually separated by range. Also similar to Velvet-mantled and Fanti Drongos, but has a glossy black back that doesn’t contrast strongly with the glossy wing, and a less deeply forked tail. Found in open habitats rather than forest. Song is a highly variable mix of whistles, mews, squeals, and rasps. 

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