drongo

noun
dron·​go | \ ˈdräŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce drongo (audio) \
plural drongos

Definition of drongo

: any of a family (Dicruridae) of insectivorous passerine birds native to Africa, Asia, and Australia that usually have glossy black plumage and long forked tails

Examples of drongo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forest specialists such as the Indian pitta, white-bellied drongo and common woodshrike were only seen in the riparian forests of Mangar Bani. Neha Jain, Quartz, 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of drongo

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drongo

Malagasy

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“Drongo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drongo. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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