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Purple sunbird female  Cinnyris asiaticus,Geotagged,India,Purple sunbird,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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The purple sunbird is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy
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By Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy

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Uploaded Jan 19, 2021. Captured Jan 16, 2021 13:20 in 1-52, Podaralla Palli, Andhra Pradesh 515154, India.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO500
  • 600mm