…I’m not sure if this is the smallest bird in India, but it must be one of the smallest. It’s also a very common bird….but it’s so incredibly beautiful!

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They come out when the sun does, and so, their name is rather apt, along with the fact that the sunshine brings out their wonderful colours….

This is the

PURPLE-RUMPED SUNBIRD

and this one is a male, on the leaves of the Rain Tree.