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Purple Sunbird (Non Breeding male)

Cinnyris asiaticus

Description:

The purple sunbird is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

1 Species ID Suggestions

Hema
Hema 6 years ago
Purple Sunbird ( Non Breeding , male)
Cinnyris asiaticus Purple sunbird


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3 Comments

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

Thank you Hema Shah :)

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

Yes Hema, but not sure which one of them. Its not black throat either (I guess)

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

looks like Sunbird family.

marirs
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marirs

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 19, 2014
Submitted on Dec 31, 2014

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