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Purple-rumped Sunbird

Leptocoma zeylonica

Description:

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.

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Lakkana
Lakkana 9 years ago
Purple Sunbird - Female
Nectarinia sp


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4 Comments

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Beautiful!

PrakashPB
PrakashPB 9 years ago

Thankyou RiekoS

PrakashPB
PrakashPB 9 years ago

Thankyou Lakkana

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

Very nice.

PrakashPB
Spotted by
PrakashPB

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 23, 2013
Submitted on Nov 23, 2013

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