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Purple Sunbird - Female

Purple Sunbird - Female
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-06 20:20
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Points: 4
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This picture is of a female sunbird taken in okhla Bird Sanctuary in Noida (India). Though the picture quality is not good and lacks in sharpness, I still thought of posting just to explain the difference between a male (posted yesterday) and female purple sunbird.

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. They primarily feed on nectar, however, they may also eat insects, especially when feeding young. They are seen in pairs or small groups and aggregations may be found in gardens with suitable flowers. 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 purple sunbird has distinct sexual dimorfism. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the shining purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
Species: asiaticus

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sunbird

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To Gert-Paassen: Thank youvinaymms 1 01-07 03:03
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Hello Vinay,

an nice composition, it coulb be a little sharper.
Fine colors.
Are the flowers so tall or the bird to small.


Ciao Vinay, lovely bird in a beautiful colorful composition, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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