Saturday, June 14, 2014

Birds in Neighbourhood - 17

I am the few of the fortunate who occasionally get to see few birds of different variety around my house in Bangalore. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is Purple-rumped Sunbird


They are tiny birds with thin down-curved bills. The males have a dark maroon upperside with a blue-green crown that glistens in some angles. The underparts are whitish with dark throat, maroon breast band and purple/violet patch in the throat which is visible in some angles. 



They are endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. They mainly feed on nectar but sometimes take insects.

29 comments:

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful photo and nice description

Thanks

Nima Das said...

Is that blue on his crown? so pretty little bird

Lowell said...

I don't think we have these birds here. They sure are little beauties, though and I love the name!

Al said...

What a pretty little bird!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Beautiful Bird! Yes, your are fortunate to get to see such a colorful bird. Thanks for sharing!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! very exotic to me!

Gary Phillips said...

Great colours!! Boom, Bobbi, Gary.

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful bird.

Betsy Brock said...

wow,...how beautiful! I've never seen one of these before!

Marie said...

So different and interesting, Rajesh!

Phil Slade said...

It's a little beauty Rajesh.

Jeevan said...

Wow! Lovely captures on the sun-bird and well observed its detail :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very interesting bird. Thanks for sharing.

My Unfinished Life said...

bird watching and clicking is a fascinating and beautiful hobby...and one which is is very labor intensive... :)

kudos to you :) beautiful click

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Ela said...

Such a beautiful bird ! Wonderful photos !

Pia said...

A new bird for me, very nice colored!

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful little birds!

Linda said...

Very distinctive bird! Thanks for sharing it.

Frank said...

That's a very pretty species.

Karen said...

Lovely plumage colours!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely coloured bird.

janiceadcock said...

Love this little being!!

Marie said...

This is a beautiful little bird. I am so happy you shared it!

Chris Rohrer said...

It looks like a little sunbird! So colorful!

Meoww said...

Lovely bird. What a lovely shot!

Sreedhar Bhattaram said...

Nice Click... The beautiful birds!

Yogi Saraswat said...

What a pretty little bird

i b arora said...

beautiful

Ravish Mani said...

Really Awesome :)