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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A male sunbird perched on the flowerhead of a Scarlet Cordia Tree with his wings fanned out and the feathers shimmering against the blue sky in Dubai

A male Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris-asiaticus) perched delicately on the orange flowerhead of a Scarlet Cordia Tree. It was about to sip nectar when I captured it with its wings fanned out and its blue-green feathers shimmering brightly against the blue sky.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Copyright: © Chandana Roy