Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus, Arachnechthra intermedia, Nectarinia mahrattensis]

Beautiful shimmer of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]
Beautiful shimmer of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]

This first photo is indicative of why this beautiful shining bird is called a 'Purple' sunbird; see its neck. Frankly, I had found no purple shade even while doing photography of this beauty until I looked at the above photo with more attention. It is a wonder for me why it is named so. Anyway, talking of its beauty, I must say that Purple Sunbird is one of the most beautiful birds I have seen yet. The Purple Sunbird is so beautiful that I can get lost looking at it and following :)

Extremely beautiful male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] shimmering its dhoop-chhaon colors
Extremely beautiful male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] shimmering its dhoop-chhaon colors

Mostly found in pairs, Purple Sunbird are sometimes seen in groups too! The female is not as beautiful, or rather I must say, the female is not such a show-off although beautiful. Bad luck that this male was wandering alone both the times; yes, my collection of photos of Purple Sunbird here in this post is from 2 sets of photographs, and may be updated later on as I do more Sunbird photography in the future.

Close-up of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] perched on a flowering plant
Close-up of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] perched on a flowering plant

The female Purple Sunbird is nearly of the same size as the male, but the plumage is outrageously different. The tops of the wings are somehow dark green olive colored. The full plumage is matte finished as opposed to the glossy polish of the males. The bottom body is light yellow at the vent shading towards deep yellow at the neck.

Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] whistling at full volume
Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] whistling at full volume

The primary food of Purple Sunbird is nectar. However, they may sometimes eat small insects and even tiny fruits! Well, the rest of it is for the eyes. Enjoy the beauty of this sunbird in my photographs that follow…

Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] busy drinking nectar from tiny flowers
Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] busy drinking nectar from tiny flowers

Shining plumage of male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]
Shining plumage of male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]

Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] chirping on a flowering branch
Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] chirping on a flowering branch

Stunningly beautiful male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] in photogenic pose
Stunningly beautiful male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] in photogenic pose

Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] drinking nectar from a purple flower
Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] drinking nectar from a purple flower

Tongue of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] with his eyes closed
Tongue of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] with his eyes closed

Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] sitting on a branch drinking nectar from flowers
Male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] sitting on a branch drinking nectar from flowers

Ultimate close-up of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]
Ultimate close-up of a male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]

Sleek male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] perched on a purple flowering branch
Sleek male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus] perched on a purple flowering branch

Whistling male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]
Whistling male Purple Sunbird [Cinnyris asiaticus]

One of the most heart-stoppingly beautiful views I have ever seen - our blue planet seen from a blue aircraft

One of the most heart-stoppingly beautiful views I have ever seen - our blue planet seen from a blue aircraft

The earth looks so much more beautiful from so high. Flying from Pune to Jaipur a year back, a simple glimpse at the view from the window of the aircraft almost took my breath away by its impressive, powerful sight and massiveness. Although it is not easy to impress me, one of the most heart-stoppingly beautiful view I was seeing of our blue planet did succeed. I asked my camera whether it too wanted to be attempted to be impressed. It said, "let's see" in a literal way. I opened the eye of my camera, and this is what it saw — our blue planet from a blue aircraft flying around 10000 meters above sea level. The paint on the pixels was never so magnificent.

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Breathtakingly beautiful panoramic views from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

Breathtakingly beautiful panoramic view from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

Breathtakingly beautiful seemingly endless panoramic view from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

Breathtakingly beautiful panoramic view of a canal from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

Breathtakingly beautiful panoramic view of a mountain from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

Breathtakingly beautiful panoramic scenery from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

Breathtakingly beautiful unending panoramic view from Harrison's Folly near Panchgani hill station

A scenic village on way to Kas plateau

A picturesque village on way to Kas plateau

Kas plateau is breathtakingly beautiful with its natural wild flower-bedded seasonal landscapes. Scenery on way is no less awe-inspiring. The above picturesque village was irresistible to photograph. We stopped, took a long breath of fresh air, enjoyed the silence and peace of life, and moved forward towards Kas plageau with the permanent memory of the picture perfect village landscape.

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