Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden

Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden
Sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. Other call notes include a “chwit” or “chwing!” notes. There are about 132 species of Sunbirds. The sunbirds have counterparts in two very distantly related groups: the hummingbirds of the Americas and the honeyeaters of Australia. The family ranges in size from the 5-gram Black-bellied Sunbird to the Spectacled Spiderhunter, at about 45 grams. Like the hummingbirds, sunbirds are strongly sexually dimorphic, with the males usually brilliantly plumaged in iridescent colours. They pollinate the flowers of many plant species. When the flowers are too deep to probe, they sometimes pierce the base of the flower and rob the nectar.
In Marathi Sunbird is called as Laghu Surya Pakshi लघु सूर्यपक्षी
In Hindi Sunbird is called as Chota Shakkar Khora छोटा शक्कर खोरा
Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden Pune

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Fun Fact: Torpor is a state of decreased physiological activity in an animal, usually by a reduced body temperature and metabolic rate. Some species of Sunbird that live at high altitudes or latitudes will enter torpor while roosting at night, lowering their body temperature and entering a state of low activity and responsiveness.

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