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Mrajan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 29] (143)
The Purple-rumped Sunbird, Leptocoma zeylonica (formerly placed in the genus Nectarinia), is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes taking insects, especially when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to feed. They build a hanging pouch nest made up of cobwebs, lichens and plant material. Males are brightly coloured but females are olive above and yellow to buff below.

Purple-rumped Sunbirds are tiny at less than 10 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. Purple-rumped Sunbirds are sexually dimorphic. The males have a dark maroon upperside with a blue-green crown that is visible in some angles. There are violet patches on the throat and rump which are visible only in good lighting. There is also a maroon breast band
Purple-rumped Sunbird is a common resident breeder in southern India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It is found in Gujarat to the west [3] (possibly a recent expansion [4]) and extending into Assam (Hailakandi[5]) or Meghalaya[2] in the east. Records from Myanmar are not certain.[2] This species is found in a variety of habitats with trees, including scrub and cultivation and is usually absent from dense forest.
They breed through the year and may have two broods,[6] but mainly during the monsoons.[2] The nest is made up of fine plant fibres, cobwebs and is studded on the exterior with lichens, bark pieces, flying seeds and other materials. The nest is lined with soft fibres from seeds of Calotropis.[7] The nest is placed on the end of branch and the entrance usually faces a bush.[8] Nests may sometimes be built close to buildings or under open porches.[9] The clutch consists of two eggs which are oval pale greenish and white with spots and streaks becoming more dense at the broad end. When collecting cobwebs they are often seen at windows of homes. Two to three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree. The chicks fledge in about 17 days. Helpers, females or possibly juveniles from the previous brood may sometimes assist the parents in feeding the young.[10]


some day will post the female sunbird image. information posted with the help of Wikipedia.
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Mrajan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 29] (143)
Photoshop Elements
Edited by:lovenature Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)

Hello Rajan
I did a workshop on your bird. I used Photoshop Elements to sharpen, this brings out a bit more detail. I then adjusted the hue, saturation and colour to soften the lighting. I hope you like the change, it's just to show a different look. Janice