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A sunbird on a sunny day This is a male loten's sunbird.  Their vibrant colours make them a delight to photograph! Cinnyris lotenius,Loten's sunbird,animal,bird,geotagged,india,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A sunbird on a sunny day

This is a male loten's sunbird. Their vibrant colours make them a delight to photograph!

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The Loten's sunbird, long-billed sunbird or maroon-breasted sunbird, is a sunbird endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Its long bill distinguishes it from the similar purple sunbird that is found in the same areas and also tends to hover at flowers. Like other sunbirds, it feeds on small insects and builds characteristic hanging nests. The species is named after a colonial Dutch governor of Ceylon, Joan Gideon Loten.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by saketh upadhya
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By saketh upadhya

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Uploaded Mar 10, 2018. Captured Jan 26, 2018 17:04.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 600mm