Tag: Australian Slang

  • Bird and racehorse make Aussie slang

    Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatusDicruridae A spangled Drongo perched momentarily on the top of the grass tree stalk, flitting between the veranda roof, the perch and the paperbark tree, catching insects mid-air in an acrobatic display. Long wire-like bristles (rictal bristles) on the side of the bill guide the prey into the Drongo’s slightly hooked bill.…