The Monsoon colors
A female purple rumped sunbird feeding nectar from a red paradise flower this monsoon in the western ghats of India.
These tiny birds about 10cm is endemic to India. Their primary source of food is the nectar in the flowers. They are one of the primary pollinators of the bird world.
The monsoons bring the rich saturated colors. It is always fun shooting during monsoons.
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.