Scientific Name: Nectarinia asiatica Common Name: Purple Sunbird Other Name: Shakarkhora
Identifying Features: slender and curved beak, metallic blue and purple body, olive brown body, tubular tongue, small size
- Female species and non breeding males have olive brown body. This is known as Eclipsed form of male purple sunbird.
- They use singing as a tool to defend their territory and for chasing intruders.
This image was clicked by Nitoo Das at IP College, DU in July 2013.
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