Thursday, March 28, 2013

Purple Rumped Sunbird (Male)

Purple Rumped Sunbird is an attractive and very active little bird . Given here are the photos of the male bird, a frequent visitor to our garden flowers. Recently, I had posted about the female bird, hope you had seen that. If not take a look at that and you can see how different the male and female birds are.


Purple Rumped Sunbird - Male


The two pictures (above and below) were taken when it was hanging on a shoe flower. See how small it is!

Purple Rumped Sunbird - Male

Sitting on a fire bush twig and making call...

Purple Rumped Sunbird - Male

Even though these little bird are so common and not afraid of humans, I feel it is one of the most difficult to capture. Reasons are two: firstly, very small in size and secondly, these birds are too active. They won't take more than 3-4 second on a flower, and then hop to another. I feel the the female birds are more patient than the males and are more easier to photograph. The bird is a common one in India.

Family: Nectariniidae
Species: Leptocoma zeylonica
Malayalam names: then-kili, soochimukhi

Hope you liked this little bird.

14 comments:

  1. wat mooi de spitse bouw het lijkt wel alsof hij ermee moet gaan boren.

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  2. Wonderful shots......... Goes really well with your blog template......

    Debnature
    Kenfolios

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  3. Great shots. Beautiful.

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  4. Wondeful pictures.....

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  5. very pretty pics...yes they are very frisky indeed!!!!!

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  6. Lovely...pretty...amazing!!

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  7. Fantastic capture and detailed shots on the bird! I know how tiny they are and busy alike bee, but u done a fabulous job with you camera. Congrats Abhinav :)

    Keep it up

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  8. very beautiful. their curved bill reminds me of a bee-eater. or is that honey-eater. :)

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  9. beautiful ---and when they keep hovering on the flowers their wings whirl like a fan

    loved the pictures

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  10. Nice guy... Beautifully spotted

    thanks

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  11. Great capture. #2 is my favourite!

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  12. Beautiful shots :) And thanks for sharing the info :)

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