Forest Mafia

Dicrurus Paradiseus, Madhya Pradesh
A pair of greater racket-tailed drongos in Kanha National Park, Central India. Racket-tailed drongos are known to run a “protection racket” in mixed-species bird flocks in tropical forests; warning other species of predators while extracting a fee in terms of insect prey in return.
Photograph: Ramki Sreenivasan

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2012 Dec