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Purple Sunbird (Female)

Cinnyris asiaticus


This small sunbird has a relatively short bill, a dark and short square ended tail with distinctive sexual dimorphism. Less than 10 cm long they have a down-curve bill with brush-tipped tubular tongues that aid in nectar feeding. Females are olive brown above with yellowish underside. There is a pale supercilium beyond the eye. There is a darkish eye stripe. The throat and breast are yellow becoming pale towards the vent. The outer tail feathers are tipped in white both in the male and female.

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks a Lot Tanya Guiler

TanyaGuiler 9 years ago

The first and the third are my favorites. Great series.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks again Anurag
Thanks Emma

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks Nuwan Chathuranga

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago


Anurag 9 years ago

Spotted at the right place at the right time!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

nice series!

Sachin Zaveri
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Sachin Zaveri

Ahmedabad, India

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012


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