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Purple-rumped Sunbird (female)

Leptocoma zeylonica


This species exhibits strong sexual dimorphism, with the female (pictured) being notably plainer than the iridiscent male.


These sunbirds are often seen in cultivated areas and rarely so in densely forested areas.


As part of a course on Animal Behavior I'm taking, I'm currently observing these sunbird every day. You can read my observations (if anyone wants to) at

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jun 29, 2014
Submitted on Jun 29, 2014

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