At least, I think it’s what’s locally known as. That’s what Fahim told me, but he’s not absolutely positive. But we are positive that, whatever it goes by in Sinhala or Tamil, it’s also called the sun-rumpled purplebird. Oh, wait, no, it’s the purple-rumpled sunbird… No, no, no… Purple-Rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica). And see? There? At the end of the Latin name? Yeah, that’s Ceylon, which is what Sri Lanka used to be called.
This bird is not a frequent visitor that I’ve noticed. In fact, this time when I photographed him might be the only time I’ve seen him. You know, old age, lousy memory, the usual…
Today is Flying Friday. That means I showcase some kind of flying creature – birds, insects, bats… – that I’ve seen and hopefully photographed every Friday.
And because I like looking at other people’s pretty and/or interesting pictures, too, I’d love it if you joined me. Please leave a comment with the URL (permalink) to your blog post featuring a flying creature, hopefully with a photo.
C’mon, you want to join in. You know you do.