My first shot of this rather tiny (10 cms.) Sunbird. This is a male as distinguished by its glossy metallic purplish black colour on the upper parts and dark brown on the wings. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below. These birds are very vociferous and will join to mob predators. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers as seen clearly in this shot.
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