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The purple sunbird is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.

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

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Uploaded Nov 17, 2018. Captured Feb 25, 2018 14:37 in 43(17), 5th Cross Rd, HSR Layout, KG Halli, D' Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 600mm