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Purple-rumped Sunbird

Leptocoma zeylonica


Purple-rumped sunbirds are a common sunbird endemic to the Indian subcontinent, often seen in cultivated areas and rarely in forests. They exhibit strong sexual dimorphism, with the male being the only one of the two gifted with the 'purple rump' and the females being a dull olive on their back and yellow on their breast.

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duttagupta35504 7 years ago

The first photograph was a moment of luck. I've captured sunbirds flying off before but they've always been out of focus. The trick is to just keep clicking. ;)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

It took me a moment to understand the first photo, but now that I see it I am quite amazed. A great spotting, and a beautifully 'artistic' lead photo. Well done :-)

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 6, 2014
Submitted on Jul 6, 2014

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