Purple-rumped Sunbird (Nectarnia Zeylonica) on a Copperpod (Peltophorum pterocarpum) flower at canopy

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J.M. Garg

Aug 18, 2007, 12:30:01 AM8/18/07
to delhibird, INP
Shot recently at Kolkata.
Purple-rumped Sunbird : (Nectarinia Zeylonica), Resident, fairly common, 10 cm, call a 'psee-psit' every few seconds, eats largely flower nectar, inhabits open forests, habitation, gardens etc., nest an oblong pouch of grass, rubbish, cobwebs etc. suspended from a branch etc. Widespread in South India, Bengal, Orissa, South M.P., Maharastra. 
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Purple-rumped Sunbird I IMG_9244.jpg
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