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Lotens Sunbird

Cinnyris lotenius


Small sunbird with extra long beak and tongue which it uses to suck nectar from flowers. Iridescent blue and purple. Hovering behavior over flowers. This is a male. Females are dull brown colored. Uses the raindrops on leaves from previous night's rain to have a good bath!!


Spotted on a tree near my home.

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sunnyjosef a month ago

Thank you Machi.

Machi a month ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

sunnyjosef a month ago

Thank you armadeus

armadeus.4 a month ago

Birds are fun to watch when they bathe.....they get right into it 😃 thank you for sharing :)

sunnyjosef a month ago

Thank you Leuba and Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Amazing Sunny. Love the 5th.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

You have such fantastic wildlife near your place it seems - very lucky ! Thanks for sharing them with us. This one is special with it bathing in rain water collected on leaves.

sunnyjosef 2 months ago

Thank you Rithmini Dinhara

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 2 months ago

Wow! What a series...

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Chengamanad, Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 18, 2021
Submitted on Nov 18, 2021

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