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Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus   - Female with prey
Purple Sunbird
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :GMERS Medical College campus, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 28 March 2016
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We can able to see three chicks in nest hole. Parents started to feed hatchlings from early sunrise at 6.50 am. Male and female sunbirds-both parents feed the chicks frequently, almost every 10-15 minutes turn by turn. They usually collect spiders from outside of our window ceiling and small caterpillars- insects from nearby plants to feed chicks. They feed chicks with visible prey and sometimes with regurgitated food.- VP & PM