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Purple-rumped Sunbird
Purple-rumped Sunbird
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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 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.

This pair of sunbird happen to be a regular visitor at my backyard. These vibrant swift winged are often seen when there is any flower blossomed in my garden. This photograph was clicked on a Sunday when I was at leisure and was in a mood of watching their behaviour closely. They used to perch on the flower to suck nectar after frequent intervals. With my equipment set for shooting them, I waited patiently for 4 hours to get this picture. They were too shy to perch on the flower in my presence.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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