Leptocoma

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Leptocoma
Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)- Male at Kolkata I IMG 1808.jpg
Male purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Leptocoma
Cabanis, 1850
species

L. zeylonica
L. minima
L. calcostetha
L. sperata
L. brasiliana
L. sericea

Leptocoma is a genus of sunbirds found from tropical South Asia to Papua New Guinea. Its members are sometimes included in Nectarinia

The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

Its members are:

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