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Purple Rumped Sunbird (female) The purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) 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 suck nectar from flowers.<br />
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This bird came moments after a male Purple-rumped Sunbird left the spot and started feeding on the nectar of the flowers in the picture for quite a long time. I got to click some decent images of the bird while it was busy having its food. Bengaluru,Geotagged,Hesaraghatta,India,Leptocoma zeylonica,Purple-rumped sunbird,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Purple Rumped Sunbird (female)

The purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) 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 suck nectar from flowers.

This bird came moments after a male Purple-rumped Sunbird left the spot and started feeding on the nectar of the flowers in the picture for quite a long time. I got to click some decent images of the bird while it was busy having its food.

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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.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Mar 14, 2018. Captured Mar 11, 2018 04:54 in Central Poultry Development Organisation Road, Nrithyagram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560089, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/6.7
  • 1/1500s
  • ISO500
  • 600mm