Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vigors's Sunbird

The Vigors's Sunbird ( Aethopyga (siparaja ) vigorsii ) was once classified as the Crimson Sunbird and today the bird has got its due and recognised as a separate sub-species. It is a exclusive western ghats resident and slightly larger than the Crimson Sunbird.
The bird visits our home everyday. When we first came here, we saw that sunbirds loved this particular plant that grew in our garden. Today, we have managed to grow three additional plants and it is a delight to see our place being a watering hole for various sunbirds, including this colourful Vigors. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! These are breathtaking pictures. You should be working for Nat Geo!