Saturday, April 2, 2016

Purple-rumped Sunbird at Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favorite spot for joggers, photography enthusiasts and bird watchers. If one goes here early in the morning they can spot various small  birds flying around from one tree to another. One such beautiful bird is Purple-rumped Sunbird


It is a tiny bird with dark maroon upper-side with a blue-green crown. The underparts are whitish with dark throat, maroon breast band and purple/violet patch in the throat.



It has a medium-length thin down-curved bills. The female species has a white throat and yellowish breast. The upper-side is olive or brownish. 



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

19 comments:

joo said...

It's such a sweet bird!

Jeevan said...

It’s not easy to capture tiny birds, but you have done excellent job in picturing them! Very beautiful and nice details

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Cloudia said...

INDIA is a treasure house!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Pretty little bird - I like the yellow breast!

Shaivi said...

Such a pretty bird!

Tom said...

such a little thing

Treat and Trick said...

Awesome clicks!

Margaret Adamson said...

what a gogrgeous bird and great shots of it

Gunilla Bäck said...

This is a very pretty bird. The black and yellow combo is very striking.

edenhills said...

Beautiful bird. I love that last shot on the flower.

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful captures of the Sunbird.

NatureFootstep said...

a very nice bird :)

Connie Smiley said...

What a beauty! My favorite is your second shot with the sunbird on a branch. That's an interesting beak.

Adam Jones said...

What a great looking bird.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Cute bird and great capture, Rajesh!
Have a Happy Week ahead!
Peace :)

Marie C said...

A truly gorgeous bird! You got some great photos!

Jayendra Shree said...

I have seen this bird while i was enjoying my stay in bangalore. watching this bird is like a treat to eyes.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Nice birds and good captures.