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Loten's Sunbird

Cinnyris lotenius

Description:

The Loten's Sunbird, Long-billed Sunbird or Maroon-breasted Sunbird, (Cinnyris lotenius) is a sunbird endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Its long bill distinguishes it from the similar Purple Sunbird that is found in the same areas and also tends to hover at flowers. Like other sunbirds, it feeds on small insects and builds characteristic hanging nests



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2 Comments

PradeepSimon
PradeepSimon 4 years ago

Thanks

namitha
namitha 4 years ago

Beautiful shots!!!

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Lat: 9.99, Long: 76.34

Spotted on May 23, 2014
Submitted on May 23, 2014

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