The hair-crested drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus) is an Asian bird of the family Dicruridae. This species was formerly considered conspecific with Dicrurus bracteatus, for which the name "spangled drongo" – formerly used for both – is now usually reserved. Some authorities include the Sumatran drongo (D. sumatranus) in D. hottentottus as subspecies (Lepage 2003).

It is native from India and Bhutan through Indochina to China, Indonesia, and Brunei (BirdLife International 2008). Hair-crested drongos move in small flocks and are very noisy. The "spangled drongo," Dicrurus bracteatus is native on the east coast of Australia and its name is pejorative slang for a silly person. This may be due to its strange chattering and cackling. _"Complete Book of Australian Birds" Reader's Digest.1977.
Hair-crested Drongo
Date Location Count
2021-05-31 14:49Siswan Dam1
2021-06-04 12:01Bhondsi Nature Park1
2021-06-04 07:16Villa Round, Nahan3
2021-06-10 16:17Wildlife Institute of India Campus1
2021-06-10 07:10Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus2
2021-05-27 18:25Curzon Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun1
2021-05-16 12:07Kincraig Mussoorie1
2021-06-12 09:00Indian Institute of Petroleum2
2021-06-02 07:58Rajpur Road Enclave, Dhoran1
2021-06-05 15:00Kanha Tiger Reserve2
2021-06-05 10:54Kanha NP--Kanha Zone2
2021-06-02 10:14Argha Important Bird Area2
2021-05-25 07:15Basundhara Park2
2021-06-02 07:00Pokhara Bird Society2
2021-05-15 17:13Chitwan National Park - Sauraha Rapti River Dike4
2021-06-12 06:29Chitwan National Park - Kumros Buffer Zone2
2021-05-21 06:15Sitakund2
2021-05-19 06:00Kewzing2
2021-06-11 06:49Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary--Rongtong and Shivakhola Forest DG2
2021-05-20 17:25East Pendam (Karmithang)1
2021-05-30 12:53Budang Gadi Forest2
2021-06-08 06:36Gorumara NP_Murti Waterhole JG1
2021-05-15 08:15Gojni Garo Hill (Sherpur)5
2021-06-06 16:03Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society1
2021-06-02 14:15Manas NP--Bhuyanpara (Eastern Range)2
2021-05-22 06:10Garbhanga Reserve Forest3
2021-06-04 15:48Barshijora Eco Park4
2021-05-18 05:20Army Residential Colony (restricted access)1
2021-06-13 05:42Hospital Tezpur5
2021-05-20 08:00Doi Wiang La Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters6
2021-06-06 07:03Mae Yuam Fang Khwa Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters vicinity6
2021-05-21 08:13Wat Chan Forest Industry Organization Royal Project4
2021-05-21 06:28Chiang Mai University--Mae Hia Agricultural College1
2021-06-03 06:00Pa Sak Ngam forest--Hwy. 40312
2021-06-08 06:26Taksin Maharat NP--headquarters vicinity1
2021-05-23 06:22Huai Hong Khrai Royal Project6
2021-05-18 09:06Reservoir in woodland on Huai Mae Salit Noi1
2021-06-11 07:33Chalad Rakhang Reservoir7
2021-05-24 07:59Pong Daeng--Quarry forest2
2021-06-05 07:41Isaan Water Reservoir and Forest1
2021-06-12 14:00Kaeng Krachan NP--mid-elevation2
2021-06-03 14:39Kaeng Krachan NP (general area)2
2021-06-06 07:00Kaeng Krachan NP--stream crossings 1–32
2021-05-29 18:00Kaeng Krachan NP--Ban Krang Campgrounds2
2021-06-05 16:20Kaeng Krachan NP--Km.9 vicinity3
2021-06-08 07:45Kaeng Krachan NP--Baan Maka Nature Lodge1
2021-06-04 16:49Kui Buri NP (general area)13
2021-05-24 15:05Khao Yai NP--Huai Prue Reservoir6
2021-05-20 07:38Khao Yai NP--headquarters vicinity3
2021-05-30 06:54龙苍沟 (Longcanggou)2
2021-06-03 08:54Lama Monastery, Wolong 1
2021-06-02 13:33Thap Lan NP--Sab Sadao Ranger Station and Huai Thap Khrua Reservoir3
2021-05-19 10:59Huai Sala Wildlife Sanctuary (general area)2
2021-06-05 07:09Koh Ker2
2021-06-05 07:34百色栖凤坡植物园 (Baise Qifengpo Botanical Garden)4
2021-06-13 14:10Changqing Reserve--lower (1100-1700m)2
2021-05-28 13:00黑河国家森林公园 (Heihe National Forest Park)1
2021-06-04 05:25Andong Kralong Eco-tourism Camp1
2021-05-21 14:39广西药用植物园 (Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden)2
2021-06-09 17:00花坡村 (Huapo Cun)2
2021-06-13 21:03董寨国家级自然保护区 (Dongzhai NNR)2
2021-05-15 09:30Dongzhai--Baiyun Station10
2021-06-08 05:24白云山庄 (Baiyun Hotel)2
2021-06-08 11:58大马石沟水库 (Damashigou Shuiku | Damashigou Reservoir)1
2021-05-23 18:34解放公园 (Jiefang Park)2
2021-05-18 07:00汉口江滩 (Hankou Mudflats)1
2021-05-30 14:50Fung Lok Wai1
2021-06-13 07:59Mai Po Nature Reserve1
2021-06-12 08:40Nam Sang Wai Wetland1
2021-05-28 07:50Tai Lam Country Park1
2021-06-09 05:30Lam Tsuen Valley1
2021-05-15 06:36Tai Mo Shan1
2021-06-05 10:54Ping Yeung3
2021-05-23 08:30Nam Chung3
2021-06-03 11:00北京植物园 (Beijing Botanical Garden)1
2021-06-05 15:30天坛公园 (Temple of Heaven)4
2021-05-25 08:03南盐公园 (Nanyan Park)1
2021-06-05 08:55老山国家森林公园 (Laoshan National Forest Park)3
2021-05-15 05:59金門--金門植物園(Kinmen--Botanical Garden)1
2021-05-22 06:53金門--斗門登山古道(Kinmen--Doumen Hiking Trail)1
2021-05-18 08:00Kinabalu Park--HQ area (please use more specific location if possible)1
2021-05-15 05:37神龙谷 (Dragon Valley)3
2021-06-06 05:00西天目山国家级自然保护区 (West Tianmu Mountain NNR)1
2021-05-30 08:45浙江农林大学东湖校区 (Donghu Campus, Zhejiang Forestry University)1
2021-06-02 07:00大清谷 (Daqing Valley)2
2021-06-08 06:30杭州植物园 (Hangzhou Botanical Garden)1
2021-05-26 07:00江洋畈生态公园 (Jiangyangfan Eco-Park)2
2021-05-24 09:20大公岛省级自然保护区 (Dagong Island PNR)1
2021-05-24 13:05Napsan, Puerto Princesa City4
2021-05-31 17:03Montible, Puerto Princesa City1
2021-05-16 16:23Zigzag Road, Puerto Princesa3
2021-05-28上虞滨海围垦区 (Shangyu Coast)2
2021-05-27 17:19Lagen Island Resort, El Nido1
2021-05-19 12:45世纪公园 (Century Park)2
2021-05-31 11:00天童国家森林公园 (Tiantong National Forest Park)2
2021-05-30 12:19南汇东滩 (Nanhui Dongtan)1
2021-05-18 06:20韭山列岛国家级自然保护区 (Jiushan Islands NNR)2