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

Purple sunbird female - Cinnyris asiaticus

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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 Feb 21, 2021. Captured Jan 20, 2021 08:15 in 1-52, Podaralla Palli, Andhra Pradesh 515154, India.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 600mm