Harrying behaviour of a Spangled Drongo

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Subject: Harrying behaviour of a Spangled Drongo
From: Judith Hoyle <>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 07:36:09 +0000
Good evening Birding Ausers

Deborah Metters and I were out at Oxley Common today (Brisbane South).  A tidy 
list of 60 species in a couple of hours.

The best bird was a Spotted Harrier flying over head.  But the best thing we 
saw though was a Spangled Drongo harrying a 
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike for food.  We saw it do it twice.  On both 
occasions the BFCS flew over with a large pray item in it's bill.  The 
Drongo followed closely from below. It kept flying up under the BFCS  
until, on both occasions, the BFCS dropped the pray which was caught by 
the Drongo.  

Fascinating!  Has anyone else observed this species acting like a Frigatebird 
before???  Certainly never observed by either of us!



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