ID : #Purple_sunbird .
Scientific name : #Cinnyris_asiaticus .
Common name : দুর্গা টুনটুনি ( Bengali ).
Conservation status : Least concern.
Sex : Male.
Plumage : Eclipse plumage.
Size : Sparrow sized bird.
Resident bird in our region.
Distribution : Throughout the Indian subcontinent.
Food : Insects, spiders and Nectar.
Call : Sharp monosyllabic call.
Breeding season : Monsoon.
Eggs : usually 2-3.
Female builds and incubates, Male assists in feeding.
Special characteristics - Curved slender bill and tube like tongue are adapted for probing into flower and sucking the nector.
The Batis pririt
Very similar to the Batis molitor. The female is distinctive with a yellow throat & breast.
Very energetic species known to drive away much larger intruders with an undulating fight. #birdphotography #ilovebotswana 🇧🇼 #canonphotography
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Pelican, taken right as the sun had gone down.
Canon 800D, Canon 50-250mm IS II
f/5.6, 1/500s, 250mm, ISO 200