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Purple-rumped Sunbird (Male) 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. Bengaluru,Geotagged,Hesaraghatta,India,Karnataka,Leptocoma zeylonica,Purple-rumped Sunbird,Purple-rumped sunbird,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Purple-rumped Sunbird (Male)

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.

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  1. Nice closeup, quite a tricky bird to photograph. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Yes, they are quite tricky to photograph. Posted 4 years ago

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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 04:48 in Central Poultry Development Organisation Road, Nrithyagram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560089, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/6.7
  • 1/1500s
  • ISO500
  • 600mm