Sunday, September 1, 2019

Purple-rumped Sunbirds - Yala, Sri Lanka


We came across a pair of female Purple-rumped Sunbirds (Leptocoma zeylonica) fighting on one of our rounds in Yala. The birds were on the middle of the road and were not bothered by the presence of a vehicle. They went at it for about 5 minutes before flying into the undergrowth. Definitely one of the more unusual sightings of the trip. 




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