all black; distinctively forked tail; red iris (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Fork-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus adsimilis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: uniquely forked tail gives this all-black bird its name; a noisy and aggressive bird found in almost any non-forested habitat with scattered trees; no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; the black can be quite glossy (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

ventral view; often sits on a prominent perch (South Africa; 2007-06-30)