These days, the calls of this bird are so common that they will compel you to take notice. Owing to the purple colour of the bird, despite its minuscule size, you can locate it hovering and sucking nectar from flowers. Female are very difficult to locate as they are not purple at all but olive colored. So here are few more pictures.
From the time of the year when winter starts fading away here in the North India, plenty of plants and trees begin blossoming scattering the landscape with vivid colours. The pollens and nectars attract bees and birds alike. Everyone is in win win situation. Plants and trees lure the bees and birds with nutrition of pollen and nectar and in the process they utilize this process for cross pollination which is essential for robust seeds. During these days, one bird which attracts your attention is Purple Sunbird. Males are in there full glory as they are in their breeding plumage.… Read More »Purple Sunbirds: Wonderful Creation of Nature
This Bird with its beautiful plumage and voice compels anyone who loves nature and its creation in the form of flowers, birds and trees and rivers, lakes. Although it is very small bird and also very nimble, I have been taken more closeup pictures of this bird. Kindly enjoy these.
When winter gives way to spring season, the dormant nature wakes up. Every plant and tree begin to bear new leaves. There is a riot of flowers and many of the birds come back to gorge on flower nectar and other insects which also visit the flowers and plants. If you happen to be in some garden and near flowering bushes, you will hear calls of a bird but will have trouble to locate the bird itself. This bird is very small in size. It is due to its peculiar sounds it makes and its purple colour, you can locate… Read More »Purple Sunbird: Beauty in Small Package