Gould's jewelfront

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Gould's jewelfront
Heliodoxa aurescens -near Amazonia Lodge, Manu National Park, Peru-8.jpg
In Manu National Park, Peru
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Heliodoxa
Species: H. aurescens
Binomial name
Heliodoxa aurescens
Gould, 1846

The Gould's jewelfront (Heliodoxa aurescens) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

The common name commemorates the English ornithologist and bird artist John Gould (1804–1881).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Heliodoxa aurescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 145–146.