Aldabra Drongo

Scientific Name
Dicrurus aldabranus
Conservation Status
Near Threatened (NT)

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The Aldabra Drongo (Dicrurus aldabranus) is a species of bird in the drongo family Dicruridae. It is endemic to Seychelles, where it occurs only on the island of Aldabra. It has a small population of only around 1000 birds. The appearance of this species is typical for drongos, with entirely black plumage, a heavy bill and a red eye. The tail is long and forked. Juvenile birds have a grey back, lighter blotched undersides and a brown eye. Its call is a harsh chuckle. Its natural habitats are tropical mangrove forests and cassurina woodland and dense scrub.