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Purple Sunbird

Cinnyris asiaticus

Description:

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) 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

1 Species ID Suggestions

Loten's Sunbird - Male
Cinnyris lotenius Loten's Sunbird


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1 Comment

the beak of the Purple Sunbird is shorter. Please verify

India

Spotted on Feb 24, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2013

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