A male Purple Sunbird (Cynirris asiaticus) showing off his prenuptial moulting skills. It is amazing to see him transforming from a yellow, female-like ‘eclipse’ plumage into an iridescent purple breeding plumage. Of course, he changes back to yellow after the breeding season is over. Being seasonally dichromatic, he does this year after year.
Braggart of Bharatpur: Purple Sunbird
Updated: Mar 27, 2023
A male Purple Sunbird