Birds of Sri Lanka

A selection of pictures taken in January and February 2004

The Sunbirds

Three species of Sunbird were seen, Purple Sunbirds at Yala, Loten's Sunbirds in the hills and Purple-rumped Sunbirds everywhere. These pictures of Purple-rumped Sunbirds were taken at Negombo, Yala and Hunas Falls.

The following pictures of Loten's Sunbirds were taken at Nuwara Eliya and Hunas Falls. The female has grey-brown above and pale yellow below. The nest was under construction at Hunas Falls.

The purple sunbirds were mixing with Pale-billed Flowerpeckers at Yala.


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Page created 6th March 2004.

Updated 26th April 2004.

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