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Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Been a long time since I clicked these little beauties who are regular visitors to the backyard. The Purple-rumped Sunbird is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size (10 cm.), feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to feed. This is a male.

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Taken on October 29, 2011