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Purple Grenadier

Granatina ianthinogaster

Description:

A Purple Grenadier spotted in Masai Mara, Kenya. The length averages 13.3 cm (5.25 in). All ages and sexes have a black tail, and adults have a red bill. The male has a cinnamon-coloured head and neck with a blue patch surrounding the eye. The rump is purplish blue and the underparts are violet-blue with variable rufous patches. The female is smaller and mostly cinnamon brown with white barring on the underparts and silver-blue eyepatches. Juveniles are like females, but mostly unbarred tawny-brown with a reddish-brown bill. The song (in Kenya) is described as "a high, thin chit-cheet tsereea-ee-ee tsit-tsit, or cheerer cheet tsee-tsee sur-chit."

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 10 months ago

amazing!

Jae
Jae 10 months ago

Wow beautiful spotting, Chris79!

Chris79
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Chris79

Nakuru County, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 26, 2020

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