Ashy Drongo
Ashy Drongos
Ashy Drongo
Ashy Drongo
Scientific Name 
Dicrurus leucophaeus
Arabic Name 
الدرونجو الرمادي
29.0 cm
Least Concern

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. A remarkable accidental visitor from southern Asia; usually found in dense plantations such as palm groves and farms. It has been observed only twice in Kuwait, for the first time in 2010.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 3 records for Kuwait with the last from Fintas Park in February 2013
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a global population size that has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common throughout the Indian Subcontinent, although uncommon in Bangladesh. It is also frequently found outside of its normal range, including in the United Arab Emirates and now Kuwait. A magnificent flier, this species is an agile and highly mobile bird, executing remarkable twists and turns in the air with extreme skill and speed.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting and trapping for the illegal bird trade