Gould's inca

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Gould's inca
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Coeligena
Species: C. torquata
Subspecies: C. t. inca
Trinomial name
Coeligena torquata inca
(Gould, 1852)

The Gould's inca (Coeligena torquata inca) is a hummingbird found in humid Andean forest of south-eastern Peru and Bolivia. It is usually considered a subspecies of the collared inca, but has a rufous (not white) chest-patch. BirdLife International (and consequently IUCN) includes it as a subspecies of the collared inca and therefore do not rate it, but it remains locally fairly common and is unlikely to be threatened.

The common name commemorates the English ornithologist and bird artist John Gould (1804-1881).[1]


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 145–146. 
  • Züchner, T. (1999). Coeligena inca (Gould's Inca). Pp. 628 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds. (1999). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5. Barn-owls to Hummingbirds. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-25-3