This morning, I went to Karnala for the first time. I have heard of the sanctuary since since the past couple of decades. Fables about bird spotting etc. at Karnala have traveled far into the land. I had great expectations from this outing. Well, the trip didn’t live up to my expectations. I did encounter four lifers though. And spectacular ones at that!
A couple of weeks ago, I’d encountered a male Purple Sunbird at Nerul. This morning, we spotted a female.
The Purple Sunbird (female) Cinnyris asiaticus
Check this out:
The Crimson-backed Sunbird or Small Sunbird (Leptocoma minima)
This thing is awesome. I enjoyed looking at the colours of the Crimson-backed Sunbird.
The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)
This is some kind of Flowerpecker. Not sure which one.
The flowerpeckers are a family, Dicaeidae , of passerine birds. The family comprises two genera, Prionochilus and Dicaeum, with 44 species in total. The family has sometimes been included in an enlarged sunbird family Nectariniidae. -wikipedia
And these flowers grow wild.