|Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975)
|Date Taken: 2011-11-29|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ35|
|Exposure: f/4.4, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-01-30 5:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Purple Sunbird (Male) looks all black from a distance; however, the metallic dark blue with tufts of yellow & scarlet reveals the true color of the bird. |
Found throughout Indian Subcontinent; feeds largely on flower nectar although also feeds on spiders & small Insects. The long curved bill is adapted for probling the nectar tubes.
A very restless bird which flits about from one place to another; I found this sitting rather quietly on the branch of the tree.
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