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

Mrs. Gould's sunbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Aethopyga
A. gouldiae
Binomial name
Aethopyga gouldiae
(Vigors, 1831)
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 Irish ornithologist Nicholas Vigors named the bird after Elizabeth Gould, a British artist and the wife of the naturalist John Gould.


  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.