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Purple-rumped Sunbird

Leptocoma zeylonica


The purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to feed. They build a hanging pouch nest made up of cobwebs, lichens and plant material. Males are brightly coloured but females are olive above and yellow to buff below. --- Wikipedia


there is a pair of these birds in my garden usually coming to feed on the nectar of hibiscus flowers. will try for a better shot next time.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago


Karnataka, India

Lat: 15.01, Long: 75.00

Spotted on Aug 23, 2014
Submitted on Aug 24, 2014

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