Sunday, February 7, 2021

Purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

Purple-rumped sunbird

Purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

Purple-rumped sunbird is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent.Purple-rumped Sunbirds are tiny at only 10 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. adult purple rumped sunbird male has a maroon breast-band, sides of the head and back. The throat and rump are bright purple, and the underparts are yellow flanked with white. There is a bright green shoulder patch. female are duller with an olive-green back, brown wings and yellowish breast. 


Scrub,cultivation and forest.


Nectar and insects.


Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

Range Map

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Sources Of Information

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6


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