Purple-rumped Sunbird

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  1. Sundar Amartur

    Sundar Amartur Active Member

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    Out of bedroom window through the glass pane. This is a tiny bird about 2 inches long I guess. This is a male. It was persistently knocking on the glass pane thinking there is a clear path to come inside the room. They mainly feed on nectar and insects. They can hover for short durations.

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    Female. Less colorful and smaller, about an inch and a half in length.

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    Beautiful clarity and a lovely bird. TFS.
     
  3. Sundar Amartur

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    Thanks Rayallen
     
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    What a neat little bird! And I suspect the knocking on the glass was him making sure his reflection wasn't another male!
     
  5. Sundar Amartur

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    Thanks. I never saw all the colors of this tiny bird till I took these shots. You hardly ever spot them outdoors since they are so small. Yes, reflection is another possibility.
     
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  6. Sundar Amartur

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    Added a female into the set
     

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