4 May 2013

Bird Watch - Sun Birds

Spring has bloomed lots of flowers in a tamarind tree just next to my window.. Which attracts lots of sunbirds. My 4yr old daughter comes to me and whispers, "mumma come with your cam, there are birds out there on the window". But by the time i try to click, they are gone.. Finally caught them, here are the pics,
One of them trying to get in 

Up on the tree
This is smaller than a sparrow in size. The female has greyish white chin and throat, paler yellow underparts. The head, upper parts and breast of the male are mostly metallic green, crimson and purple with a metallic bluish purple rump. The lower parts are bright yellow. It is mostly a bird of gardens and wooded areas.

Linked to Camera CrittersThe Bird D'Pot.

18 comments:

  1. so cute! glad your daughter helps you! :)

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    1. Yes TexWisGirl, she is so conscious not to scare them off...

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  2. What sweet birds -- and so nice of your little daughter to let you know they were there!

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  3. They're little acrobats! Are they really called sunbirds? What a great name.

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    1. Oh really, might be they are called Purple Rumped Sunbird here in India. These are female ones, the male ones are metallic green or purple in color, so are they called Purple Rumped...

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  4. Cool, they are neat birds to have outside your windows. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileeninmd, Happy Weekend....

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  5. Beautiful!!! I like the soft mellow yellow markings and the curved bill!! Glad your daughter spotted them and that you captured them to share with us.

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    1. Thank you Anni, she has started identifying so many birds just at the age of 4, thanks to my blogging and bird memes like yours...

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  6. Interesting shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. A nice bird post!
    Well done!

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  8. You have an avid bird watcher in your daughter it sounds like. Thanks for sharing these!

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