Nectar-feeding bird of thin forest and garden lands. Occupies vast range across India, excluding parts of Himalayan and desert ranges. Male is beautiful with metallic blue-green and purple. Belly and vent shows darker shades. Female is yellowish .
Sunbirds can hover on flowers for short periods, sometimes resembling hummingbirds 😀
Place: Ajmer, Rajasthan August 2016 EXIF: 1/200, ISO250, f6.3, 550mm