The Smallest Bird Uses A Flower Petal As A Bath tub

The Smallest Bird Uses A Flower Petal As A Bath tub

For near to 6 years, Rahul Singh has photographed the wildlife that populates his home in Jalpaiguri in India.

This man has actually captured amazing images of elephants, rhinos, deer, jackals and apes, but his best interest is the birds that can be found in different parts of his city.

Rahul decided to visit a location where there were a lot of ornamental banana bushes in August of last year. It was a great place to take pictures of the birds as they delighted in the nectar they found there.

The early morning rain had collected in between a red, bowl-shaped petal of a flower, and a small songbird did not allow that opportunity to be wasted.


” Everything was going as usual when, unexpectedly, I was amazed that the crimson sunbird started to bathe in the water stored in the petal of the banana flower.”

After feeding on the tasty nectar, the crimson sunbird, a tiny species that is only 11 centimeters long, decided to use the petal as its bathtub. In his years of birding, Rahul hadn’t seen anything like it before.

The photographer tells:

” I was literally stunned to see this unusual behavior. I held the shutter switch on my camera while the bird bathed.

Definitely, Rahul was so grateful and happy to be there then, to catch the scene that seemed out of a fairy tale. The photographer decided to share the incredible pictures on Instagram, where hundreds of people responded in wonder.

Finally, Rahul claimed:

“This was really a when in a life time moment. It’s incredible just how nature can amaze us.

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