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Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird - photo & copyright Rajiv Lather

Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica). This bird is a very common breeding resident. Found in light wooded areas and gardens of Haryana. Male is metallic dark blue and purple while the female is brownish. This bird has a thin long slightly curved bill that it uses to feed on flower nectar.

Order: PASSERIFORMES    Family: Nectariniini    Local names: Phul Soongni, Kala Pida

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