Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula





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    Default Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula

    Hi Guys
    I've lived in the South Peninsula, Cape Town for about 15 years and never saw a drongo closer than the Boland. However, in the last year or so, I've had three different drongo sightings in the Fish hoek/Simonstown area. I'm very fond of these birds, they have such character and always remind me of bush trips. Anybody else down South had drongos around recently?

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    Default Re: Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula

    A mate of mine saw one near kalk bay the other day.

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    Default Re: Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula

    They are definitely moving south - we have a pair nesting on our smallholding between Rooi Els and Pringle Bay, first time ever.
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    Default Re: Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula

    I had also never seen them this Cape Town side until about 5 years ago, now see them once a month Durbanville side.

    I saw one in Hentiesbay last year October which totally surprised me!

    Awesome birds with such character, at my inlaws in Knysna we feed them cheese out our hands daily.
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    Default Re: Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula

    We have Glossy Starlings and Grey Hornbills in Pretoria, so yeah, some species ranges are definitely expanding.

    For some reason, much fewer Indian Mynahs to be seen around here these days.

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    Default Re: Fork Tailed Drongos in South Peninsula

    Quote Originally Posted by deanversfeld View Post
    I had also never seen them this Cape Town side until about 5 years ago, now see them once a month Durbanville side.

    I saw one in Hentiesbay last year October which totally surprised me!

    Awesome birds with such character, at my inlaws in Knysna we feed them cheese out our hands daily.
    Since my original post these birds have become quite regular sightings "down south" now. I see them often in the Kommetjie vicinity.

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