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The Purple Sunbird


The Purple Sunbird
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Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 792] (5820)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-11
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Cannon 40D, Canon 400mm L 5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-26 9:18
Viewed: 1223
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Purple Sunbird, Cinnyris asiaticus, is a sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

Purple Sunbird is an abundant resident breeder across tropical southern Asia from the Persian Gulf to Southeast Asia. One to three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree.

Purple Sunbirds are tiny, only 10cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.


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Wonderful sharp image,focus spot on.
Lovely use of DOF to allow background to blur.

  • Great 
  • Hudda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 17 N: 59] (296)
  • [2010-09-26 13:03]

aww very cute
i love it
TFS
regards
keep posting
lost soul

wonderful colors and sharpness and expression, congratulations Zahoor,

dd, ile de la Réunion

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