For the Asian species sometimes referred to by the same common name see hair-crested drongo

The spangled drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) is a bird of the family Dicruridae. it is the only drongo to be found in Australia where it can be recognised by its black, iridescent plumage and by its characteristic forked tail. It feeds on insects and small vertebrates, and its comical behaviour has led to the use of the word "drongo" to refer to an "idiot". It has complex and varied calls and is a mimic of the sounds it hears. It arrives in Queensland in late spring and breeds high in an isolated tree, producing three to five young each year.
Spangled Drongo
Date Location Count
2019-10-10 17:00East Point2
2019-10-16 16:45Lake Alexander1
2019-10-17 15:30George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens1
2019-10-20 06:45Bicentennial Park (Darwin)2
2019-10-17 16:30Casuarina Coastal Reserve--Woodland at Lee Point1
2019-10-09 14:32Stairs down to the Deckchair cinema1
2019-10-09 17:31Buffalo Creek Rd--Bend at -12.33656, 130.903901
2019-10-16 06:41Buffalo Creek1
2019-10-20 17:23Pipeline approach (S of Leanyer Ponds)1
2019-10-13 13:15Litchfield National Park--Cascades1
2019-10-14 12:31Litchfield National Park--Green Ant Creek3
2019-10-13 05:41Litchfield National Park--Florence Falls
2019-10-08 10:31Howard Springs Nature Reserve2
2019-10-19 09:00Berry Springs Nature Park2
2019-10-09 07:00Kakadu National Park--Yellow Water1
2019-10-09 13:18Kakadu National Park--Cooinda2
2019-10-08 07:55Kakadu National Park--Nanguluwur5
2019-10-19 08:29Nhulunbuy Town Lagoon1
2019-10-12 06:00Kompiam Valley1
2019-10-21 07:05Varirata National Park1
2019-10-11 09:00Upper Daintree Rd
2019-10-21 06:15Daintree Village Boat Cruise2
2019-10-12 14:51East Mary Rd, MaryFarm at -16.57139, 145.194444
2019-10-19 06:41Lower Daintree River Boat Cruise2
2019-10-16 06:21Myall Beach4
2019-10-20 09:45Mt Lewis at -16.59769, 145.27335, clearing to dam track2
2019-10-16 09:20Mt Lewis1
2019-10-13 08:53Jindalba Boardwalk5
2019-10-12 11:31Mossman1
2019-10-13 08:38Mt Molloy--Bakers Rd3
2019-10-20 08:20Newell Beach, Boat Ramp2
2019-10-21 09:22McDougall Road, Julatten - Lagoon 15
2019-10-11 13:00Julatten7
2019-10-09 08:12Mount Molloy6
2019-10-20 07:20Euluma Creek Rd, Julatten at -16.56237, 145.38771 (restricted access)2
2019-10-21 15:20Nautilus St, Port Douglas1
2019-10-11 07:30Mareeba Wetland Reserve. Jabiru Section2
2019-10-11 06:40Mareeba Wetlands Reserve
2019-10-14 14:03Pickford Rd at -16.91674, 145.387571
2019-10-14 14:04Pickford Rd between Mulligan Hwy and Mareeba Wetlands gate2
2019-10-14 15:51Pickford Rd at Two Mile Creek4
2019-10-15 15:10Granite Gorge Nature Park5
2019-10-21 09:55Jack Bethel Park, Mareeba2
2019-10-10 06:52Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Lodge6
2019-10-15 06:00Black Mountain Rd b.w 2nd and 3rd Bridges3
2019-10-10 15:30Hasties Swamp National Park1
2019-10-17 16:48James Cook University - Cairns Campus2
2019-10-12 07:00Lake Tinaroo, Education Centre, Black Gully Rd1
2019-10-18 06:35Cattana Wetlands4
2019-10-20 12:40Yorkeys Lagoon and golf course1
2019-10-10 12:54Yorkeys Knob1
2019-10-15 07:00Pinnacle Pocket Rd, Yungaburra2
2019-10-14 06:52Curtain Fig Tree14
2019-10-20 05:12Cairns Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes1
2019-10-08 07:30Freshwater and Saltwater Lakes (Centenary Lakes)1
2019-10-21 08:14Cairns Cemetery1
2019-10-08 07:00Cairns North2
2019-10-14 06:36Cairns Esplanade Mangroves at -16.90333, 145.762782
2019-10-15 06:05Cairns Esplanade--Northern End1
2019-10-19 06:54Edmonds Close Park4
2019-10-12 17:00Cairns Esplanade1
2019-10-20 07:03Little Mulgrave Valley3
2019-10-13 06:02Crater Lakes National Park--Chambers Rainforest Lodge11
2019-10-11 15:24Lake Eacham Tourist Park1
2019-10-19 07:15Yarrabah2
2019-10-13 10:30Behana Gorge Service Road1
2019-10-13 06:55Warrina Lakes Park, Innisfail5
2019-10-17 09:10Etty Bay2
2019-10-20 06:09Taylors Beach10
2019-10-17 12:55Vincent 'Bushy' Parker Park2
2019-10-20 07:30Bohle Wetlands Revegetaion Site2
2019-10-20 06:29Townsville Town Common Conservation Park2
2019-10-19 05:29Carlyle Gardens Retirement Resort, Townsville3
2019-10-09 07:30Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park4
2019-10-15 07:00Mt Louisa1
2019-10-14 09:39Angus Smith Drive, Douglas at -19.33480, 146.73389
2019-10-15 08:54Riverside Gardens, Douglas, Townsville1
2019-10-17 15:18Verhoeven Drive, Douglas, Townsville (restricted access)4
2019-10-13 06:30Ross River Dam Borrow Pits Kelso1
2019-10-13 07:15Ross River Dam, Lake Ross and SW Hinterland2
2019-10-08 15:31Fairfield Waters Wetland1
2019-10-19 16:48Pacton, Majors Creek (restricted access)1
2019-10-14 15:00Eungella village and Pine Grove Walk2
2019-10-14 07:00Eungella National Park--Chelmans Road1
2019-10-08 06:20Sandfly Creek, Mackay2
2019-10-21 16:05Rockhampton Botanic Gardens1
2019-10-13 05:56Kinka Wetlands, Kinka Beach12
2019-10-19 08:25Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone1
2019-10-20 12:00Teddington Weir, Maryborough1
2019-10-18 07:39Highfields Falls2
2019-10-21 12:16Stirling Crossing1
2019-10-09 05:00Imbil State Forest3
2019-10-21 13:44Conondale National Park--Charlie Moreland Park4
2019-10-17 09:30Bellbird Hollow, Brooloo (restricted access)1
2019-10-20 08:57Tin Can Bay Golf Course2
2019-10-18 06:00Inskip Point Recreation Area1
2019-10-19 07:45Kempwood Cottage (restricted access)2
2019-10-14 08:30Berganns Lane, Witta2
2019-10-09 07:00Kureelpa Falls Track1
2019-10-13 08:46Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary1
2019-10-14 09:38Hillview Ct Reserve, Dayboro1
2019-10-14 09:15Dayboro--Juff's Crossing3
2019-10-15 04:52Morris St, Dayboro1
2019-10-21 07:24Old Creamtruck Rd, Dayboro1
2019-10-14 07:04Rush Creek Rd, Dayboro (permit and farmer's permission required)1
2019-10-19 07:35Lake Samsonvale--Postmans Track1
2019-10-08 10:25Boombana Pitta Circuit including fig with boardwalk
2019-10-19 07:14D'Aguilar National Park--Boombana5
2019-10-19 06:45Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane (some areas restricted access)4
2019-10-08 07:15Birtinya Environmental Park
2019-10-09 09:23D'Aguilar National Park--Thylogale Track1
2019-10-14 07:50Cumberland Rd, Wights Mountain (restricted access)1
2019-10-14 09:06Samford Lagoon1
2019-10-18 06:58Dip Road Recreational Trail1
2019-10-18 06:3260 Maskell Ct, Draper (restricted access)1
2019-10-20 09:40Barnes Hill Lookout (Mount Crosby)2
2019-10-14 15:44Samford Conservation Park--Mailman's Track1
2019-10-20 05:59Bellbird Grove Entrance at AS1 Break Gate
2019-10-20 06:45Moggill Regional Park--Mill Rd3
2019-10-21 06:07Ross Road Parkland (Upper Kedron)3
2019-10-21 08:55Bunya Crossing Reserve1
2019-10-08 06:33Flinders Conservation Estate--Hardings Paddock1
2019-10-16 06:25Nature Refuge Hawkesbury Road3
2019-10-13 07:30Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)5
2019-10-19 11:02Deception Bay, Webster Rd1
2019-10-21 09:09D'Aguilar National Park--Araucaria Circuit (Enoggera Reservoir)2
2019-10-15 08:00Bribie Island4
2019-10-19 07:33Mt Coot-tha Reserve--Gap Creek Reserve3
2019-10-20 09:45Beckett Road Park (Bridgeman Downs)1
2019-10-20 10:22Goldberg Place Park (Bridgeman Downs)2
2019-10-09 06:27Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve2
2019-10-20 06:13Cabbage Tree Creek (Aspley)3
2019-10-12 13:35Priors Pocket (Moggill)1
2019-10-18 14:34Mt Coot-tha Reserve--JC Slaughter Falls3
2019-10-19 08:49Clontarf Environment Reserve (Frost Street, Clontarf)1
2019-10-10 07:45Ric Nattrass Environmental Park3
2019-10-21 05:15Banks Street Reserve2
2019-10-20 07:00Buckleys Hole (Bongaree)2
2019-10-20 06:40Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)2
2019-10-20 08:05Buckleys Hole Conservation Park--Red Beach Rd2
2019-10-19 13:00Edenbrooke Park (Seventeen Mile Rocks)1
2019-10-21 06:57Sherwood Arboretum2
2019-10-13 06:00Roma Street Parkland (Brisbane)2
2019-10-20 06:45Oxley Creek Common1
2019-10-13 15:30Tabbil-ban dhagun Boardwalk1
2019-10-17 08:04Nudgee Waterhole Reserve2
2019-10-08 08:54Kedron Brook Bikeway (near Nudgee Golf Club)1
2019-10-19 06:00Seven Hills Bushland Reserve1
2019-10-12 15:56Mt Gravatt Summit Trail3
2019-10-19 06:28Parkinson Bushland5
2019-10-20 07:17Minnippi Parklands1
2019-10-13 06:00Brisbane Koala Bushlands--Prout Rd section1
2019-10-11 09:35Doug Tiller Reserve1
2019-10-20 05:30Eprapah Creek via Sewage Treatment Plant1
2019-10-13 04:50Eagleby Wetlands1
2019-10-13 11:20Lamington National Park--Duck Creek Rd2
2019-10-17 09:30Lamington National Park2
2019-10-19 15:40Deadmans Beach2
2019-10-20 16:06Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)1
2019-10-14 07:00Springbrook National Park--Settlement Day Use Area2
2019-10-21 14:18Couchy Creek Nature Reserve1
2019-10-21 08:43Murwillumbah2
2019-10-13 17:59Stanwell Park1
2019-10-13 15:45Irrawong Reserve1
2019-10-19 13:53Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens2
2019-10-08 12:53Kingsworth Lake (restricted access)1
2019-10-21 10:45Roy Sanders Street and sand track1
2019-10-17 14:00Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park1