Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus

Purple Sunbird male
Purple Sunbird female
The beautiful Purple Sunbird is native to southern Asia, from the Middle East through South and Southeast Asia. The male, taking nectar above left, is colourful and iridescent while the female, above right, is brownish with a pale yellow underside. Thanks to Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy for the photos on this page.
Purple Sunbird male
Purple Sunbird male
Purple Sunbird female