Daily Archives: April 1, 2023

India! Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird: Sultanpur National Park, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — When I visit Africa one of my favorite groups of birds to collect is sunbirds…so bright and so present, and so many kinds. There appear to be almost as many different kinds in India, but only a few have wide distribution, and only one of those is in Rajasthan where we spent our time…and, in fact, the second most common sunbird in India looks almost identical, in the males, to the Purple. So Purple it is for Indian Sunbirds. We did see them frequently. This was our first encounter, and closest, at Sultanpur National Park. We have here a male and a female. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. Male: ISO 640 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Female: ISO 800 @ f4 @ 1/500th.