The Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, less than 10 cm long. feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to feed. They build a hanging pouch nest made up of cobwebs, lichens and plant material. Males are brightly coloured but females are olive above and yellow to buff below.
Indian Hoopoe. Upupa epops orientalis. It is the state-bird of Punjab. The Hoopoe also enjoys taking dust and sand baths. The diet of the Hoopoe is mostly composed of insects, although small reptiles and frogs as well as some plant matter such as seeds and berries are sometimes taken as well. Chases and fights between rival males (and sometimes females) are common and can be brutal. The nest is in a hole in a tree or wall, with a narrow entrance.
The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) is distinctive black and white bird with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. They are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. The birds utter beautiful clear whistles at dawn, repeated on short phrases and are able to imitate other birds’ calls. Its melodious song is strong and varied, with discordant notes and mimicries. They sometimes may abruptly sing during the night.