The Common Fighter
The Black Drongos are known for their aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as crows , they never hesitate to dive-bomb any bird of prey that invades their territory. This behaviour earns it the informal name of king crow. The black drongo is found predominantly in open country and usually perches and hunts close to the ground. They are mostly aerial predators of insects but also glean from the ground or off vegetation. An interesting fact of this bird is that Black drongos were introduced just before the Second World War from Taiwan to the island of Rota to help in the control of insects. This later have been suggested as factors in the decline of endemic bird species such as the Rota bridled white-eye and the Guam flycatcher due to predation and competition.