Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birds in Neighbourhood - 23

I get to see variety of birds in the back yard of my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is male Purple Sunbird.



They are small birds with size varying between 9 and 12 cms. They have a slender curved bill, a dark and short square ended tail. The male and female have very distinctive colours. Here we look at the male species.



They have a glossy metallic purplish black on the upper parts with the dark brown wings. Usually the males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple becomes visible. some of them also display a patch of bright blue on the shoulder.




They are quiet noisy and feed on Flower nectar, spiders, insects. They can be seen in thin forest, Gardens.

13 comments:

Marleen said...

I have never seen this bird before, it's beautiful!

dhiru guri said...

Beautiful bird.

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on the sunbird! I too have a similar post on my blog

Phil Slade said...

That is a beauty Rajesh. Such colours are amazing.

sandyland said...

love this sunbird thanks a lot

Tom said...

those look like long bills to me!

krishna said...

Such a big beak of a so small bird..

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful

NatureFootstep said...

I wish we had some of these lovely birds. A beautiful one, thanks for sharing :)

Chris Rohrer said...

What a gorgeous looking bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful purple color -- that is an amazing beak.

Mosura said...

Very nice. We get Sunbirds in the north of Australia but not down here where I am.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Drôle d'oiseua ;-)
Céline & Philippe