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Purple Sunbird

Cinnyris asiaticus (Latham, 1790)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Sreekumar Chirukandoth 2020-02-06 Jabalpur, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur (India) (420 m) adult, male, song -

A lone male in breeding colours singing from a short tree. Details can be seen here https://ebird.org/checklist/S64165934

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

541651
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Oscar Campbell 2014-06-18 Mushreef Palace Gardens, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (10 m) song -

Male singing in Ghaf Prosopis cinerarea tree just overhead. Coming closer in response to pishing but not responding to that by singing back.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

182625
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Peter Boesman 2016-03-28 Tissamaharama area, Hambantota (Sri Lanka) song - [sono] 311198
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Peter Boesman 2019-02-19 Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Bharatpur (India) (170 m) call, song - [sono] 460182
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Sreekumar Chirukandoth 2017-09-20 Thailavaram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, Kancheepuram (India) (50 m) song -

A male in eclipse plumage was singing from a power line

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

424188
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Marcin Sołowiej 2018-01-23 Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Muscat (Oman) (40 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

402389
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Peter Boesman 2019-02-24 Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Jodhpur (India) (220 m) song - [sono] 460280
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Vivek Puliyeri 2019-01-23 IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (India) (10 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

453304
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus Pronoy Baidya 2014-08-22 Kalapet, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, Viluppuram (India) (30 m) call, male, song -

Was the recording modified significantly? No. Habitat: Degraded Scrub Forest Behavior: Single male, sitting on an exposed perch. At 1.05 Min, 1.40 Min and 2.23 Min, the male bursts into extended duration and a song. These instances what appeared to be a female kept approaching the male, and then would fly away sit on a different perch and observe the male carefully.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

192187
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus Pronoy Baidya 2014-08-19 Avadi, Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, Thiruvallur (India) (40 m) call, male -

Was the recording modified significantly? Yes, filtered to remove background sounds of human. Habitat: Urban

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

192005
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Patrik Åberg 2012-12-29 Tmat Boey, Preah Vihear Province, Preah Vihéar (Cambodia) (70 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

124391
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Ramesh Desai 2019-12-08 Siddapur, Bijapur, Karnataka, Bijapur (India) (600 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

511045
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus Pronoy Baidya 2014-07-29 Kalapet, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, Viluppuram (India) (30 m) call, female, juvenile, male -

Was the recording modified significantly? No Habitat: Degraded Scrub Forest Behavior: Male in breeding plumage following/ chasing a female/ juvenile

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

190895
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus Sander Bot 10-01-2010 Molem National Park, Goa, South Goa (India) (70 m) song (A) -   44842
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Peter Boesman 2019-02-24 Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Jodhpur (India) (220 m) song - [sono] 460277
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Aladdin 2018-11-27 Entrance to the Ras AlShajer Nature Reserve, Muscat (Oman) (10 m) call -

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy recorder. High pass filter applied in Audacity

Bird feeding from a bush with flowers along the road. The bird was scared and when my car came I parked next to the bush and the bird came back after 5 minutes. Picture and recording from inside the car

The very same bird you can see on the picture

Picture

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

444467
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Ross Gallardy 2019-01-06 Nakhatrana Nana, Kutch, Gujarat, Kachchh (India) (170 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

454341
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Marc Anderson 2013-03-14 Bardia National Park, Bheri, Mid-Western Region, Bheri (Nepal) (180 m) song -

bird-seen:no

319969
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Albert Lastukhin & Yuri Glushchenko 2015-12-27 Lăk, Đắk Lắk, Dac Lac (Vietnam) (500 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

303863
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus Rajgopal Patil 2011-01-28 Sinhagad valley, Pune, Maharashtra, Pune (India) (750 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

576589
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Brian Cox 2018-03-31 Nyaung-U, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Myanmar) (70 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

430250
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Albert Lastukhin & Yuri Glushchenko 2015-12-27 Lăk, Đắk Lắk, Dac Lac (Vietnam) (500 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

303861
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus Sagar Adhurya 0201-02-15 Bidhan Park, Durgapur, Bardhaman, West Bengal, Barddhaman (India) (80 m) call, male -

Equipment: Canon PS SX150IS

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

187436
xeno-canto.org
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus asiaticus Rajgopal Patil 2014-09-30 Kasurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, Pune (India) (950 m) male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

207247
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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