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This small sunbird has a relatively short bill, a dark and short square ended tail with distinctive sexual dimorphism. Less than 10 cm long they have a down-curve bill with brush-tipped tubular tongues that aid in nectar feeding. The male is glossy metallic purplish black on the upper parts with the wings appearing dark brown. The breeding male has the underparts also of the same purplish black, but non-breeding males may show a central streak of black on yellow underparts.
Inside IIM Trichy campus, Tamilnadu.
Lat: 10.76, Long: 78.81
Spotted on Dec 13, 2016
Submitted on Dec 13, 2016
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