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Sunbird, Purple
 
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Scientific Name:
Nectarinia asiatica
Location(s):
Afghanistan, Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Global, India, IndoChina, Laos, Malaysia, Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common throughout most of its range, although rare and local in Bhutan (Cheke et al. 2001). ...
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Wikipedia
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. Females are olive above and yellowish below. ...
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