View Full Version : Little Beauty----Purple Sunbird

Sandipan Ghosh
12-05-2015, 06:46 PM
One of my favourite and sweet bird - Purple Sunbird male
The breeding male is characterized by the metallic bluish-black body, and the tuft of crimson and yellow feathers under each wing. In contrast, the non-breeding male purple sunbird has a much duller ‘eclipse’ plumage that resembles the female, with yellow underparts and a dark line of feathers running down the centre of the throat.
Place - Mama Vagne Pahar, Dubrajpur, Birbhum, WB
Date - 30/12/2014
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Focal Length: 250 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100

Sandipan Ghosh
12-05-2015, 06:49 PM
Eclipse male shot is here.....link

Roopak Gangadharan
13-05-2015, 09:19 AM
Nice to see this sandipan. Usually external links are discouraged here.

Eclipse males are birds in transformation to the breeding plumage and you will see the purple below the throat extending all over the breast and wings gradually in various stages of transformation.


Sabyasachi Patra
13-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Our rule is one shot in a thread, so that it is easier to critique. Else we lose focus.

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