Mrs. Gould's sunbird

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Mrs. Gould's sunbird
Aethopyga gouldiae.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Aethopyga
Species: A. gouldiae
Binomial name
Aethopyga gouldiae
(Vigors, 1831)

The Mrs. Gould's sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family.

Gould's Sunbird

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The English ornithologist and artist John Gould named the bird after his wife.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aethopyga gouldiae". 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. p. 146.