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When they visit my place.. I heard her calls.. Went behind doors with my camera.. And tried shooting her but it was difficult as all hibiscus flowers were on opposite side with some distractions in between.. So I came in front of this lil fella revealing myself.. She got alert and went inside.. Inspected my activity and i was standing still.. She started nectoring again.. And i had only few seconds to click her on this flower cause she visits flower for only few seconds finishes her activity and gone.. And this was the only flower in open without any distractions.. Thanks to the very kind bird for co-operation.. <br />
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Id: Purple-rumped sunbird - female 70-300,D5200,India,Leptocoma zeylonica,Nikon,NikonD5200,Purple-rumped sunbird,Tamron,abhitap,asia,bird,birding,birds,bombay,dhanmill naka,incredible,india,maharashtra,mumbai,urban Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

When they visit my place..

I heard her calls.. Went behind doors with my camera.. And tried shooting her but it was difficult as all hibiscus flowers were on opposite side with some distractions in between.. So I came in front of this lil fella revealing myself.. She got alert and went inside.. Inspected my activity and i was standing still.. She started nectoring again.. And i had only few seconds to click her on this flower cause she visits flower for only few seconds finishes her activity and gone.. And this was the only flower in open without any distractions.. Thanks to the very kind bird for co-operation..

Id: Purple-rumped sunbird - female

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  1. Your patience paid of, indeed a very difficult bird to photograph! Posted 5 years ago

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The purple-rumped sunbird 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.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Dec 3, 2014. Captured Oct 18, 2014 16:30 in 3, Jagannath Bhatankar Marg, Parel Bus Depot, Dighe Nagar, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 230mm