Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

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.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Brilliant!

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

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

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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

Related Spottings

Purple-rumped Sunbird Purple-rumped Sunbird (Female) Purple-rumped Sunbird (Female) Purple-rumped Sunbird

Nearby Spottings

Jumping Spider Butterfly Lime Swallowtail Bug
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors