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Purple-rumped Sunbird (male)

Leptocoma zeylonica

Description:

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)

Habitat:

My garden...so urban residential area.

Notes:

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

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1 Comment

Brian38
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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