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A gem on the branch ! Purple Sunbirds are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful birds and one of my favorites too !   Cinnyris asiaticus,Contest,Fall,Geotagged,India,JungleDragon January 2015 photo contest,Purple sunbird,bird,colors,nature,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird, well worthy of being promoted to our homepage! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you so much :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Great image! You really show the iridescence of the feathers. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot :) Posted 5 years ago

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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 swaroopsingharoy
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By swaroopsingharoy

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Uploaded Jan 29, 2015. Captured Oct 6, 2014 23:01 in C-1 2 3 4, Fourth Avenue, Central Park, Sector III, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm