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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 Gurukrishna
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Uploaded Oct 10, 2017. Captured Sep 3, 2017 14:25 in Damodar Nagar Road, Mahadev Nagar, Vadgaon Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra 411009, India.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1250
  • 500mm