The Purple Sunbird…a vivid Blog

The Purple Sunbird….a vivid Blog

The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird & like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young.

They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers.

The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible.

The Females are olive above and yellowish below.

These are the pictures I took of a Male Sunbird in ECLIPSE PLUMAGE during Breeding time mostly from April-August in India


The species is distributed widely from WEST ASIA through INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.They are resident birds in most parts of their range and do not move large distances and found mostly in thin forest and garden land, including those in dense urban areas even.

It’s a very cute and tiny bird hopping from plant to plant in search of nectar found in almost every part of India.

I have tried to put some beautiful shots taken from my neighbourhood with compilation of the informations from various sources just to make aware all of us and to create a feeling that….

They too need to survive on this Planet which is day by day becoming a hostile land in the name of modernisation.


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  1. Please read my first post.

    1. PhotoBySiba says:


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