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Purple-rumped Sunbird (male)

Leptocoma zeylonica


Iridescent feathers on head...metallic peacock blue. Turmeric yellow chest feathers and white underbelly. This bird is attractive but it simply will NOT sit still (unlike the drab female)


My urban residential area.


I never seem to see it when the sun is right and the feathers gleam.

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1 Comment

Brian38 2 weeks ago

Amazing Sukanya! You really should consider adding to 2019 Best Wildlife Mission! And mention its incredible adaptation for nectar feeding!

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Mar 3, 2019
Submitted on Mar 3, 2019

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